Signal processing: turning ‘space whispers’ into information
Faster, wider, more often … CSIRO engineers push for Olympic excellence in the signal-processing systems they build for astronomy.
CSIRO’s Astronomy and Space Science Division can design and build high-speed signal-processing systems, both digital and analogue, for radio telescopes.
Super-fast chips boost telescope’s power
Recent changes to CSIRO’s Australia Telescope have made one of the world’s most advanced radio telescopes even more powerful.
CSIRO has boosted the power of its Australia Telescope through chips made of an advanced semiconductor material, indium phosphide.
Radio astronomy: seeing the invisible universe
Radio astronomers collect and process radio waves to make pictures of objects in space.
Stars, galaxies and gas clouds emit not only visible light but also radio waves, gamma rays, X-rays, and infrared radiation. Radio astronomers collect and process radio waves to make pictures of objects in space.
Measuring a solar explosion
In this video Mr David Brodrick discusses how his radio astronomy antenna helped determine the size of the largest solar flare yet recorded. (6:00)
New stars and hidden galaxies are a few of the discoveries being made by scientists searching the sky using powerful Australian telescopes as seen in this video. (2:00)
GASS in our galaxy
An international team led by CSIRO astronomers is mapping the hydrogen gas in the Milky Way in unprecedented detail. This will help them learn more about how our galaxy formed.
Dr Dick Manchester: pulsar hunter
Dr Dick Manchester is a CSIRO Federation Fellow, leading a team of astronomers that use radio telescopes to study pulsars, providing new insights into gravity and space.
CSIRO’s Federation Fellow, Dr Dick Manchester leads a team of astronomers that use radio telescopes to study pulsars.
CSIRO boosts the power of the world’s biggest telescope
In the 1990s, CSIRO built a ground-breaking instrument for its own Parkes radio telescope. Now it’s built one for the world’s largest telescope.
A special CSIRO imager is helping the world’s largest telescope see further and faster.
Astronomy and space technologies
CSIRO research in astronomy and space technologies includes space-based hardware and ground-based systems for spacecraft and satellites, and systems to interpret astronomical signals from space.
Space engineering looks at space-based hardware and ground-based systems that support or complement spacecraft and satellites.
Antenna systems research
CSIRO develops, designs and builds antennas for applications in digital wireless networks, broadband communications and radio astronomy.