Diploma work available in the Physics in Space programme

Diploma Work Offering

Master's Degree 20 p

In order to obtain images from a low frequency radio telescope, consisting of a large antenna array of dipole elements, all antenna signals are digitized by high-speed analogue-to-digital converters and correlated (multiplied) with each other.

This requires super computer processing power.

We want the successful candidate to help us build a correlator in software, based on the IBM Cell broadband Engine found in the PS3, which we will use for this work.

There is no fixed deadline for the application. Instead, we will wait for the right candidate to show up. However, the interviews will start immediately.

Jan Bergman
Swedish Institute of Space Physics
Box 537
751 21 Uppsala
Tel: +46 (0)18-4715916

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Created 2007-03-28 16:35:14 by Rick McGregor
Last changed 2007-03-28 16:35:14 by Rick McGregor

The Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF) is a governmental research institute which conducts research and postgraduate education in atmospheric physics, space physics and space technology. Measurements are made in the atmosphere, ionosphere, magnetosphere and around other planets with the help of ground-based equipment (including radar), stratospheric balloons and satellites. IRF was established (as Kiruna Geophysical Observatory) in 1957 and its first satellite instrument was launched in 1968. The head office is in Kiruna (geographic coordinates 67.84° N, 20.41° E) and IRF also has offices in Umeå, Uppsala and Lund.