ALFA: Arecibo L-Band Feed Array

The Arecibo L-band Feed Array (ALFA) is a seven feed system that allows large-scale surveys of the sky to be conducted with unprecedented sensitivity using the 305-m Arecibo telescope in Puerto Rico. ALFA, operating near 1.4 GHz, consists of a cluster of seven cooled dual-polarization feeds, a fiber-optical transmission system, and digital back-end signal processors.

* Information for Observers

* Performance Parameters

* ALFA Instrument Project Documents (local access only)

* ALFA Memos

* Surveys and Data Products

* ALFA Contact People:

Pulsars: Fernando Camilo
Spectral lines: Robert Minchin
Continuum: Chris Salter

Archived ALFA front page