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A 90-GHz bolometer array for the green bank telescope

Zmuidzinas, Jonas, Dicker, S. R., Abrahams, J. A., Ade, Peter A. R., Ames, T. J., Benford, D. J., Chen, T. C., Chervenak, J. A., Devlin, M. J., Irwin, K. D., Korngut, P. M., Maher, S., Mason, B. S., Mello, M., Moseley, S. H., Norrod, R. D., Shafer, R. A., Staguhn, J. G., Talley, D. J., Tucker, C., Werner, B. A., White, S. D., Holland, Wayne S., Withington, Stafford and Duncan, William D. 2006. A 90-GHz bolometer array for the green bank telescope. Presented at: Millimeter and Submillimeter Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy III, Orlando, FL, USA, 29-31 May 2006. Published in: Zmuidzinas, Jonas, Holland, Wayne S., Stafford Withington, Stafford Withington and Duncan, William D. eds. Millimeter and Submillimeter Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy III (Proceedings of Spie). Proceedings of SPIE , vol. 6275. Bellingham WA: SPIE, 62751B. 10.1117/12.672166

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Abstract

The Penn Array Receiver (PAR) is a camera designed for rapid, high angular resolution imaging at 90 GHz (3.3 mm). When installed on the 100 m Green Bank Telescope it will have a 32" × 32" field of view and 8" resolution. PAR has an eight by eight planar array of superconducting Transition Edge Sensor bolometers. Currently it is in the commissioning phase and after that it will become a user instrument capable of mapping a 5' × 5' area of sky to a noise level of 40 μ Jy in one hour.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bolometers ; Telescopes ; Cameras ; Equipment and services ; High angular resolution imaging ; Receivers ; Sensors ; Superconductors
Publisher: SPIE
ISBN: 9780819463401
ISSN: 0277-786X
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 06:29
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/60786

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