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Biographical entry Sinclair, Malcolm W.

Engineer and Radio astronomer


Malcolm Sinclair, radio engineer, worked on the development and installation of appropriate receivers at some of the world's major telescopes including the Very Large Array, the Parkes telescope and the Australia Telescope Compact Array. He is an expert in monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) receivers and was involved in their initial development and integration into the existing Australia Telescope Compact Array. This allowed the telescope to receive information at a level of detail ten times that previously possible.



Career event - Joined the CSIRO Division of Radiophysics as an apprentice electrical fitter
Education - Radio Engineering Diploma (ASTC), University of New South Wales
1964 - 1977
Career position - Member of the radio astronomy receiver group, CSIRO
1977 - 1979
Career position - Coordinator of installation of cooled receivers at the Very Large Array, built by the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in New Mexico
Career event - Re-joined the CSIRO Division of Radiophysics
Career event - Appointed Head of the Australia Telescope National Facility Receiver Development Group

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