SASER - Solar Amplification by Stimulated Emission Radiation

This is a block diagram and photo of the Solar Observatory.

The system is defined by a discone antenna oriented on the southern  meridian at an angle perpendicular to the Sun.  The signal is amplified by 25 dB with a preamplifier, then feed into the HP 141T spectrum analyzer which is set to sweep for 20 seconds from 200 - 400 MHz.  The signal sweep is transfered to a computer running DigiSpectrum software via a LabJack U12 A/D converter.  Every 120 seconds the spectrum image is uploaded to the JSS internet page featuring live Solar Xray and Spectral Data.


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