Date of Defense



Electrical and Computer Engineering

First Advisor

Dr. John Gesink

Second Advisor

Dr. Brad Bazuin


Digitized data preprocessing, a flexible, software controlled data storage subsystem, and a command and control interface through a PC were added to an existing solar radio telescope. New system components include an Analog Devices ADSP-BF535 Digital Signal Processor (DSP) that allows continuous, real-time signal processing of solar activity and collects, formats, and stores digitized data and other relevant information on an external, portable hard disk drive when commanded. The new system components have provided critical tools that allow radio astronomers to capture solar activity and analyze detected events.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Campus Only