Projects and research

Parabolic Antenna Design for Radio Astronomy

Radio astronomy is one of the key project carrying out by IEEE MTT-S Student Branch Chapter, University of Peradeniya. The society has collaborated with Engineering workshop, University of Peradeniya and funded to design a 4.6m parabolic antenna to operate as a radio telescope. It will be installed in the faculty very soon and will operate as a radio telescope to receive signals from space. Dr.Aruna Gunawardena, Chair of MTT-S University of Peradeniya SBC, former Chair of MTT-S University of Peradeniya SBC and the students who have involved in radio astronomy project visited to Engineering workshop to observe the process of designing the antenna. Workshop engineer Mr.Sirisena and his team are putting an immense commitment to accelerate the design process