The receivers convert directly a 100 MHz bandwidth
to the base band. Each receiver is connected to both a low band
antenna and an high band antenna; only one of these can be selected
at a time. The 100 MHz signal will be buffered for ~1 sec for
Cosmic Ray detection and Transient Processing.
The maximum total bandwidth to be processed will
be 32 MHz. Each remote station delivers a single dual polarization
beam at 32 MHz, or 8 dual polarization beams at 4 MHz or any
combination in between. The resulting output data rate is ~2.5
Gbit/s on the whole. The stations will be located following
an exponential distribution in exponential shells with an increment
factor of 1.6, up to a maximum baseline of roughly 100 Km. The
shells start at 1.2 Km and are elliptical in shape, extending
in the North-South direction with an 1.3 axial ratio.
brief, for radio astronomical applications the following main
observing modes will be supported: