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The control system of the 3 mm band SIS receiver for the Sardinia Radio Telescope
Author(s): A. Ladu; P. Ortu; A. Saba; M. Pili; F. Guadiomonte; A. Navarrini; E. Urru; T. Pisanu; G. Valente; P. Marongiu; G. Mazzarella
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Paper Abstract

We present the control system of the 84-116 GHz (3 mm band) Superconductor-Insulator-Superconductor (SIS) heterodyne receiver to be installed at the Gregorian focus of the Sardinia Radio Telescope (SRT). The control system is based on a single-board computer from Raspberry, on microcontrollers from Arduino, and on a Python program for communication between the receiver and the SRT antenna control software, which remotely controls the backshorttuned SIS mixer, the receiver calibration system and the Local Oscillator (LO) system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 July 2016
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 9914, Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy VIII, 991423 (20 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2232703
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A. Ladu, INAF - Cagliari Astronomy Observatory (Italy)
P. Ortu, INAF - Cagliari Astronomy Observatory (Italy)
A. Saba, INAF - Cagliari Astronomy Observatory (Italy)
M. Pili, INAF - Cagliari Astronomy Observatory (Italy)
F. Guadiomonte, INAF - Cagliari Astronomy Observatory (Italy)
A. Navarrini, INAF - Cagliari Astronomy Observatory (Italy)
E. Urru, INAF - Cagliari Astronomy Observatory (Italy)
T. Pisanu, INAF - Cagliari Astronomy Observatory (Italy)
G. Valente, INAF - Cagliari Astronomy Observatory (Italy)
P. Marongiu, INAF - Cagliari Astronomy Observatory (Italy)
G. Mazzarella, Univ. degli Studi di Cagliari (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9914:
Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy VIII
Wayne S. Holland; Jonas Zmuidzinas, Editor(s)

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