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Cavendish Astrophysics


The Radio Array of Portable Interferometric Detectors (RAPID) is a collaboration between MIT, University of Cambridge and JPL. RAPID is an ultra wide-band and wide field of view disconnected interferometer that can be quickly deployed anywhere in the world "where science is best". Using state of the art digital processing systems, solar power and SSD storage it will be able to be deployed in remote locations to do a wide range of experiments from geospace to astronomy in a wide rage of frequencies supported by the SKALA antenna and front-end. RAPID has now reached a major milestone by starting deployment and test of its first full units in Peru (see pictures below).