On Post-SKA Radio Astronomy

Yuri Parijskij, Vladimir Chernenkov
2001 International Astronomical Union Colloquium  
AbstractIt is suggested that the development of the SKA will drastically change the face of radio astronomy in the 21 st Century. A FAST-style SKA would admit observations of low contrast features, and would be the best design for studying the 'dark ages' of the Universe (x» 1) where sub-arcmin total power instruments can usefully be employed. To date there have been no proposals for post-SKA, billion square-metra instruments; we speculate that mobile communication systems can be used. In the
more » ... ry distant future, SKA multi-beam systems could be used to collect signals reflected by Solar system bodies such as the asteroid belt.
doi:10.1017/s025292110000097x fatcat:w63onrvwxbgblm24sdfqjjukba