radio interferometer


noun Astronomy.

any of several different types of instrumentation designed to observe interference patterns of electromagnetic radiation at radio wavelengths: used in the discovery and measurement of radio sources in the atmosphere.

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British Dictionary definitions for radio interferometer

radio interferometer

noun

a type of radio telescope in which two or more aerials connected to the same receiver produce interference patterns that can be analysed to provide an image of the source of the radio waves
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