RADIOBLOCKS – New science in Radio Astronomy: applying cutting-edge technology to enhance the entire data chain, from receiver to final output.

Boosting European radio astronomy infrastructures

The sky’s the limit for Europe’s capabilities in radio astronomy, which will receive a major boost. The EU-funded RADIOBLOCKS project will enhance European major research infrastructures in radio astronomy by developing common building blocks for technological solutions beyond state-of-the-art. As a collaboration between institutes, partners from industry and academia, the project will engage in co-developing advanced technologies. The overall aim will be to improve sensitivity, field of view, bandwidth, angular, time and frequency resolution, commensality and on-sky time, reaction time, and radio frequency interference mitigation. The project categorises the complete data chain into four phases and targets the development of novel detectors and components, digital receivers, transport and correlator, and data (post)processing.



Supported by BayFOR:

Research Focus:

  • Other(s)
  • Technology

Project Coordination:

Joint Institute for very long baseline interferometry as a European Research Infrastructure

Project Partner:

European Southern Observatory
Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Angewandten Forschung e. V.
Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V.
University of Pretoria


Germany (Bavaria), South Africa

Funding Agency:

European Union (EU)

Funding Type:

Horizon Europe (HEU)


- 28/02/2027