Recording of radio emission from the sun can adequately be accomplished using a magnetic tape system. Magnetic tape's advantages over other recording systems include higher information capacity, low cost, and ease of operation.
Modifications of the tape deck include the recording motor speed controlled by a SCR circuit, a suitable filtering device for the SCR, and an external fan for cooling the circuit and motor.
Careful consideration has been given to the frequency response and signal-to-noise ratio as it affects the accuracy of the recording.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Radio astronomy--Equipment and supplies; Recording instruments
Department, Program, or Center
School of Photographic Arts and Sciences (CIAS)
G. W. Schumann
Harned, Robert D., "Design considerations for a recording instrument to be used in conjunction with R.I.T.'s radio astronomy system" (1971). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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