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Project: Polarimetry Instrumentation for a Galactic Survey at 2.3-10GHz

Acronym: GEM - 2
Main Objective: 2nd Phase of the International Galactic Emission Mapping at Portugal.

- test and installation of the 2.3GHz total power radiometer assembled in Brazil (by Marco bersannelli, Deputy-PI of Planck Surveyor sattellite) to complete the 2.3 GHz North Hemisphere survey in S-band
- Calibration with cold load/hot load of the C-band correlator; calibration and first-light fo the polarimeter receiver.

Overal: production of the first digital complex base-band cross-correllator using FPGA chips applyed to radioastronomy surveys.
Reference: PTDC/CTE-AST/65925/2006
Funding: FCT/PTDC
Start Date: 01-07-2007
End Date: 01-07-2010
Team: Domingos da Silva Barbosa, Dinis Gomes de Magalhães dos Santos, Rui Miguel Afonso Gomes da Fonseca
Groups: Integrated Circuits – Av
Partners: CENTRA - Instituto Superior Técnico, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - University of California , Berkeley, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais do Brazil
Local Coordinator: Domingos da Silva Barbosa
Links: http://www.av.it.pt/gem
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