Hexagonal arrays for radio interferometers
Institute of Radio Astronomy, Kharkov 61002, Ukraine e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
2 Institute of Radio Physics and Electronics, Kharkov 61085, Ukraine e-mail: email@example.com
Corresponding author: L. Sodin, firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 4 June 2002
A method for arranging the interferometer elements in nodes of a regular hexagonal coordinate net that provides a nonredundant coverage of a spatial-frequency domain of hexagonal shape is considered. The procedure of synthesizing such arrays based on the use of cyclic difference sets is described. The basic characteristics of the synthesized beam (the beamwidth and sidelobe level) are investigated.
Key words: instrumentation: interferometers
© ESO, 2002