This project will develop a state-of-the-art commercial prototype of the cryogenic sapphire oscillator (CSO) optimised for use at remote sites. Proof of operation will be applied to the important niche market of Very-Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) radio astronomy, with improvements in image quality. The research will also significantly benefit the Australian bid for the SKA project, as the CSO is the only technology capable of synchronising the outputs of the telescopes arrays to the required signal to noise to attain the required image quality. The project will further Australia’s status in radio astronomy as a world leader and add to our exports of precision scientific instruments. For more information, see attached document. The research is a joint collaboration with Poseidon Scientific Instruments P/L, Curtin University of Technology and CSIRO Australia Telescope National Facility. Relocation allowance also available (up to $6000).
- Study Subject: Astronomy, Physics, Electrical Engineering
- Provided By: The University of Western Australia
- To be undertaken at: The University of Western Australia.
This scholarship is offered once only to one person. Open for applications from June 12, 2008 until October 31, 2008.
The value of this scholarship is AUD26140 (per annum). This award is to be used for living expenses. This scholarship is paid fortnightly for the period of 3 years.
This scholarship is for one of the following fields of research: Astronomical sciences, Electrical and electronic engineering or PHYSICAL SCIENCES.
This scholarship is for study in Australia for those who have achieved Honours 2a or equivalent. Only citizens of Australia or New Zealand or permanent residents can apply.
To apply for this scholarship you must apply direct to faculty. You can download a PDF with more information about about the scholarship here. Terms and conditions are subject to change. Always confirm details with scholarship provider before applying.
A/Prof John Hartnett
Frequency Standards and Metrology Research group
Phone: 08 6488 7013
Fax: 08 6488 1235
Mobile: 0419 040 587
School of Physics (M013)
University of Western Australia
35 Stirling Hwy