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Title: Pulsar PSR B0329+54: Using Jadwin Hall's Yagi-Uda Antenna in an attempt to detect pulsar radio emissions
Authors: Gonzalez-Aranda, Mauricio
Advisors: Marlow, Daniel R.
Contributors: Jarosik, Norman C.
Department: Physics
Class Year: 2015
Abstract: We unsuccessfully attempted to detect Pulsar PSR B0329+54 with Jadwin's Hall Yagi-Uda Antenna and Ettus USRP N200. Various hour-long FFT tracking measurements were calibrated and processed for both interstellar time dispersion and the Doppler E ect. Energy cuts were imposed on the FFT spectra and frequency and broadband interference lines were removed. The data were compiled into a phase histogram that showed no statistically signi cant pulsar, even though our simulations suggested that a signal as small as 77% (or 50%, depending on the method) of its true strength could have been detected. We conclude that we had some experimental error preventing us from witnessing the pulsar and that a bigger antenna could have possibly detected the signal.
Extent: 93 pages
Type of Material: Princeton University Senior Theses
Language: en_US
Appears in Collections:Physics, 1936-2016

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