Tokyo, Sept. 29 (Jiji Press)–Japanese electronics maker Toshiba Corp. <6502> said Tuesday it has developed a compact receiver capable of detecting very weak radio waves from deep space.
The company expects that the device, for use in radio telescopes, will help unravel the mysteries of astronomical bodies including black holes.
It is difficult to detect radio waves emitted from black holes as they blend into mobile phone radio waves with similar frequencies.
The new device features a filter using superconductivity and heat-insulating wiring technologies.
The receiver allows radio telescopes to catch space radio waves more clearly by filtering out radio waves from wireless base stations.
Toshiba will continue research and development for the receiver so that it will be used in international astronomical projects abroad.