Signal processing

The mission of the digital signal processing group is to unveil the mysteries of the universe through the use of advanced digital systems.

The goal of these systems is to retrieve astronomical information from large quantities of data. The data and the process of signal processing is so comprehensive, we develop these systems ourselves (a kind of computer). The people of this department work on the architecture of such system, they develop circuit boards and program the chips that are on the boards. Our challenge is to deliver these complex systems on time with a suitable quality, so that it meets the expectations of our users: the astronomers.

The drive of the employees within this department is problem solving. Our challenge is to measure very sensitive signals from space and to process these signals. This way we get a better understanding of the universe.

Word of a staff member
Emanuela Orrù
Telescope scientist

During my studies, I realised that I wanted to work in radio astronomy. In my second year, I decided to focus on radio astronomy. My professor pointed out to me that ASTRON build a new radio telescope in the middle of Europe. Because of this ASTRON caught my eye. After my studies and several years […]

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Throwback Thursday: August 1st, 1954 A block diagram of the first 21cm receiver, made by Prof. Muller himself. #radioastronomy…

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