KAT-7 is a radio telescope consisting of seven antennas. The receiver systems are cryogenically cooled to about 70 K (-203 °C) in order to increase the system's sensitivity.
Key performance parameters of KAT-7:
* The channel bandwidth is obtained by dividing the IF bandwidth (400 MHz) by the total number of channels (1024). Note that only 256 MHz of the IF bandwidth is useable.
** The IF bandwidth (400 MHz) is divided by 8192 channels.
*** The useable Band Bandwidth will be slightly less, and will be determined as part of the acceptance testing.
Tied-Array Beamformer Modes (boresight beam only for now):
Aerial view of KAT-7: