Department of Electrical Engineering

Center for Astronomical Instrumentation

The goal of the CAI is to push excellent science through developing enabling technologies for state-of-the-art  astronomical instrumentation, based in space and on Earth.

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In the CAI, astronomers and engineers work together to lay the foundations for the next generation of astronomical instrumentation

The Center for Astronomical Instrumentation (CAI) works on research and development of future space instrumentation, using cutting edge technology for miniaturization, computing and low-power usage. It has a unique and complementary position in the Netherlands. In collaboration with renowned institutes such as ASTRON, SRON and NOVA, CAI aims to contribute to the consolidation of the international position of Dutch astronomy in areas such as radio, optical and gravitational wave astronomy and in the field of technological innovation for space applications. In this way TU/e can strengthen its leadership in technological innovation.

News

Meet some of our Researchers

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LISTENING TO SIGNALS COMING FROM SPACE

“The thirty million from Minister Van Engelshoven guarantees that we can participate in building an international project that we ourselves initiated,” says Mark Bentum, TU/e professor of Radio Science. Last week in her science letter to the Lower House, the Minister of Education, Culture and Science (OCW) stated her intention to invest in the construction of the world's largest radio telescope. What makes this telescope so special, what purpose is it being built to serve and what role will the Netherlands be playing? Read more

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Contact

  • Visiting address

    Flux, Floor 9 (9.069)
    Groene Loper 19
    5612 AP Eindhoven
    Netherlands
  • Postal address

    Department of Electrical Engineering
    P.O. Box 513
    5600 MB Eindhoven
    Netherlands
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