This line of research is oriented to the study, modeling, design and development of instruments for research in astronomy and space physics. In the field of astronomical research, they are strongly oriented to the development of new semiconductor devices to improve the capabilities of modern telescopes.
Chile is becoming the capital of astronomy in the world for its strategic advantage of being located in the southern hemisphere. Therefore, it attracts more and more astronomical facilities, development that has been improved by the construction of the ALMA observatory and improved by the construction of telescopes E-ELT and CCAT.
Said line of research offers enormous opportunities to students, as it allows them to get in touch with large optical and radio telescopes north of Chile, learn new technologies and participate in cutting-edge technological development. As part of this effort, it has been established since 2008 the Radio Astronomy Instrumentation Group, with the participation of the Departments of Astronomy and Electrical Engineering Faculty.
The use of these devices in complete systems, such as astronomical receivers, makes the design and construction of the systems will become an important vein of important research. Modeling techniques, signal processing and hardware used in astronomy, at frequencies ranging from the microwave to the optical range, are common to other research areas, in particular in space physics, as research instrumentation for remote payment from earth to space systems as probes, rockets and satellites.
Dr. Rer. Nat. University of Cologne, Alemania.
Ph.D. Boston University.
Dr. Ing. Universidad de Chile, Chile.
Ph.D. University of Groningen, Holanda.