Friday, October 22, 2010

LOFAR like arrays for satellite TV and radio

There have been a couple of articles on technology news websites in the last week about the possible use of LOFAR like arrays to receive satellite TV or radio.

Gizmag: New chip could allow antenna arrays to replace satellite dishes

Next Big Future: Virtual Satellite Dish using energy efficient special DSP chip

Seems like an interesting impact of the development of software pointed radio telescopes like LOFAR - to make getting digital radio on your smart phone possible, or remove the need for aiming satellite dishes.

1 comment:

  1. Another article on this theme from