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The Square Kilometer Array - Some Notes Regarding the Largest Telescope Being Planned and Why it is the Ultimate Big-Data Challenge?

International Journal of Business Analytics and Intelligence

Volume 1 Issue 2

Published: 2013
Author(s) Name: Avadhesh Gupta, Rajanish Jain, Gend Lal Prajapati | Author(s) Affiliation: 1st & 2nd Author: IMS Ghaziabad, India; 3rd author: IET, Devi Ahilya University, Indore, India
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Abstract

The Square Kilometer Array (SKA) is the largest radio telescope being developed in South Africa/Australia and planned to be operational by 2024. SKA will consist of millions of coherently connected antennas spread over an area of about 3000 km in extent with a total collecting area of approximately one square km. SKA will collect and decipher a deluge of radio signals from deep outer space to help us better understand the evolution of the universe and the nature of the matter. In this paper we provide an introduction to the SKA science project, its basic objectives, the engineering challenges it entails and why SKA is being touted as an ultimate big data challenge.

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