ASTRON is the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy. Its main mission is to make discoveries in radio astronomy happen, via the development of new and innovative technologies, the operation of world-class radio astronomy facilities, and the pursuit of fundamental astronomical research. Engineers and astronomers at ASTRON have an outstanding international reputation for novel technology development, and fundamental research in galactic and extra-galactic astronomy. In its technology R&D, ASTRON works on the development of both innovative instrumentation for existing telescopes and new technologies needed for future observation facilities. Paralel to the design, fabrication and construction of electronic phased array receiver systems, a photonic R&D program is conducted which focuses on the development of broadband radio telescope technology. ASTRON's photonic technology R&D concerns the development of both (integrated) photonic smart antenna and optical signal/data transport technologies.




Oude Hoogeveensedijk 4
7991 PD Dwingeloo
Phone: +31 521 595 100
Contact: dr. D.H.P. Maat

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  • Optical components
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