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Observation of the Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) at the National Space Centre, Malaysia

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Important results of the Radio Frequencies Interference (RFI) at the National Space Centre, Sg Lang Selangor, Malaysia has been reported. In order to make sure that the data of solar monitoring in radio region is reliable, we need to study the variation of interference and the possible sources that contribute to this interference. This data has been taken from 1-2000 MHz at the main site of installation e-CALLISTO system. The study is one of a main part of an initiative of e-CALLISTO networking research in order to identify the main RFI sources and to monitor continuously the behavior of the RFI at the site. Our main objective is to qualify the potential of monitoring a continuous radio emission of the Sun. This work is also an initiative of the International Space Weather Initiative (ISWI) project where Malaysia is one of the countries that joined the e-CALLISTO network. Due to our results this site showed the positive impact for the solar monitoring purpose. It is hoped that the survey will continue from time to time in a consistent mode so that any polluted signal for radio astronomy purpose can be protected. Overall, we can still get a good solar burst data, especially at 40-400 MHz. Perhaps, we can contribute the good data for solar burst monitoring towards the maximum cycle beginning the end of this year 2013

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Periodical:
International Letters of Natural Sciences (Volume 10)
Pages:
10-17
DOI:
10.18052/www.scipress.com/ILNS.10.10
Citation:
Z. S. Hamidi et al., "Observation of the Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) at the National Space Centre, Malaysia", International Letters of Natural Sciences, Vol. 10, pp. 10-17, 2014
Online since:
Feb 2014
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