Bustling Universe Radio Survey Telescope in Taiwan

BURSTT is a unique fisheye radio software telescope in Taiwan dedicated to finding mysterious fast radio bursts (FRBs)

Telescope features

Accurate localization

The positional accuracy of 0.0003 deg reveals the sky locations of radio bursts.

Extremely wide field of view

The nearly all-sky survey maximizes the detection chance of fast radio bursts.

Synergy with multi-messengers

Complete census at the nearby Universe seen by multi-messenger facilities.

Facility and location

Log-Periodic Dipole Array (LPDA) antenna

The LPDA antennas have been characterized and measured for use in numerous scientific and industrial applications.

The main station and outriggers

The main station includes 256 antennas at the Fushan Botanical Garden in Taiwan. Outriggers are deployed in Taiwan, Hawaii, etc.


Real-time pulse search

BURSTT conducts real-time search for fast radio bursts

Big data

BURSTT hundles ~800 GB data every second



Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Academia Sinica

11F of AS/NTU Astronomy-Mathematics Building, No.1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Rd, Taipei 10617, Taiwan, R.O.C.

E-mail address

Ms. Teresa Shao


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