radio interferometer


radio interferometer
noun
radio telescope that uses interference patterns from two antennas instead of a parabolic antenna
Hypernyms: ↑radio telescope, ↑radio reflector

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Astron.
any of several different types of instrumentation designed to observe interference patterns of electromagnetic radiation at radio wavelengths: used in the discovery and measurement of radio sources in the atmosphere.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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