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Superconducting filterbanks for atmospheric sounding

Physics researcher

Superconducting filterbank spectrometers have the potential to improve dramatically the retrieval of atmospheric temperature and humidity profiles, enabling significant improvements in the accuracy of weather forecasting.

Filterbank chips based on Transition-Edge Sensor (TES) detectors have been developed and demonstrated in collaboration with Cambridge University for weather applications. Filterbanks based on Kinetic Inductance Detectors (KIDs) operating at higher frequencies are being developed in Cardiff for applications in both climatology and planetary science.

Professor Peter Hargrave

Professor Peter Hargrave

Director of Innovation and Engagement
Deputy Head of Astronomy Instrumentation Group
Cardiff Hub for Astrophysics Research and Technology

Email
hargravepc@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 2920876682
Professor Simon Doyle

Professor Simon Doyle

Astronomy Instrumentation Group
Cardiff Hub for Astrophysics Research and Technology

Email
simon.doyle@astro.cf.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 6170
Dr Rashmikant Sudiwala

Dr Rashmikant Sudiwala

Senior Research Associate
Astronomy Instrumentation Group
Cardiff Hub for Astrophysics Research and Technology

Email
r.sudiwala@astro.cf.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 5469