"The purpose of a radio telescope is to record information concerning the strength, spectrum, polarization, and direction of arrival of extraterrestrial electromagnetic radiation at radio frequencies. Earthly based radio observatories are hampered in their attempt to achieve this purpose by atmospheric absorption and reflection of the radiation. A lunar based system would not have this problem because the Moon possesses practically no atmosphere. However, other environmental conditions, such as micrometeorites, high frequency radiation, and extreme temperature variations, must be overcome. This thesis justifies the need for a lunar radio observatory and also describes a particular radio telescope system which should be capable of operating successfully under this new environment"--Abstract p. ii
G. G. (Gabriel G.) Skitek
J. Robert Betten
Paul Dean Proctor
Dickran Hagop Erkiletian
Electrical and Computer Engineering
M.S. in Electrical Engineering
Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy
vii, 70 pages
© 1963 Thomas Van Doren, All rights reserved.
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Van Doren, Thomas, "The justification for and design of a lunar radio observatory." (1963). Masters Theses. 2875.