Case Study: AuScope Geodetic VLBI Array
Challenger Communications services clients from around the world, and when our superior products were requested in Tasmania, we delivered the parts on time, and at a competitive cost.
We provided replacement parts to the University of Tasmania for a 12 meter antenna used in the VLBI project. VLBI, or very-long-baseline interferometry, is a type of astronomical interferometry that is used in radio astronomy. Using this technology, signals from an astronomical radio source are collected at multiple Earth-bound radio telescopes. Further detail: AuScope geodetic VLBI array.
The University of Tasmania has three 12 meter antennas, which were originally purchased from and installed by Patriot Antenna Systems; Challenger provides continuing support for customers of this organization. We provided large slew bearing, elevation break assembly and replacement pins.
Photos Above Courtesy of Jim Lovell. More photos of AuScope VLBI on Flickr.