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Accession Number N20130009626
Title Kokee Park Geophysical Observatory.
Publication Date Jun 2012
Media Count 4p
Personal Author R. Curtis
Abstract This report summarizes the technical parameters and the staff of the VLBI system at Kokee Park on the island of Kauai. The Kokee Park Geophysical Observatory (KPGO) is located in the Kokee State Park on the island of Kauai in Hawaii at an elevation of 1,100 meters near the Waimea Canyon, often referred to as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific. The receiver is of NRAO (Green Bank) design (dual polarization feed using cooled 15 K HEMT amplifiers). The DAR rack and tape drive were supplied through Green Bank. The antenna is of the same design and manufacture as those used at Green Bank and Ny- Alesund. We presently employ a Mark 5B+ recorder for all of our data recording. The technical parameters of the radio telescope are summarized in Table 2. Timing and frequency is provided by a Sigma Tau Maser with a NASA NR Maser providing backup. Monitoring of the station frequency standard performance is provided by a CNS (GPS) Receiver/Computer system. The Sigma Tau performance is also monitored via the IGS Network.
Keywords Data recording
Frequency standards
Geophysical observatories
Global positioning system
High electron mobility transistors
Radio telescopes
Very long base interferometry

Source Agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NTIS Subject Category 55A - Aeronomy
54C - Astrophysics
Corporate Author Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1319
Contract Number N/A

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