Haystack Radio Telescope (see previous post) included also a visit to the RAPID array. RAPID (radio array of portable interferometric detectors) is a development project of MIT Haystack Observatory, which aims to build an array of solar powered, wireless, and deployable broad-band antennae. The array is intended to have a broad range of applications in studies of the Geospace environment as well as Astronomy.
The antennae in the photo above are called SKALA (SKA Log-periodic Antenna), developed by the Cavendish Lab at Cambridge University, UK. Anthea Coster, above, showed the ISR School participants around the array. Here she tries to make them levitate – actually some suggested to deploy the antennae by drones.