Development of a radio telescope to make atmospheric observation in School of Science and Technology, Singapore.
Darryl Chan, Wynn Yang
S2-04 Group D
School of Science and Technology, Singapore
Satellites are placed in space by National Aeronautics and Space (NASA). Information on solar flares are based only when it is updated per minute on the NASA websites. Therefore, solar predictions are solely based on the satellites place by NASA. This engineering project aims to be able to develop a radio telescope to be able to predict when a solar flare will occur in School of Science and Technology, Singapore (SST). The materials that we used are mainly electrical components to build the circuit and Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) pipes to build the antenna. An on-site radio telescope will be a whole lot more applicable to our situation here in SST. We will be building a homemade radio telescope that will allow us to see solar flare patterns. This project will be very useful in real world context as it will allow us to be able to predict when a solar flare will occur by viewing the solar flare patterns. By predicting when a solar will occur, we will be able to tell when communication signals will be down. This radio telescope will be able to show us in a graph format so that we can easily identify when a solar flare occur and when it does not. We did not manage to obtain results. However, the results should show a graph and when there is a solar flare the graph will have a peak.