The GMRT: current status and upgrade plans

Yashwant Gupta* †
NCRA-TIFR, Pune University Campus, Pune 411007, India

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The Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT) is today a major international radio astronomy facility that has produced several exciting new results since it was commissioned about 10 years ago. The GMRT is presently undergoing a major upgrade that will improve its senstivity by a factor of upto three and make it a much more versatile instrument. Here, we present an overview of the current status of the GMRT, describe the details of the upgrade activity, and outline our future plans.

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Keywords : Radio Astronomy – Low Frequency Radio Telescopes – GMRT – upgrade