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Concept design of an 80-dual polarization element cryogenic phased array camera for the Arecibo Radio Telescope
Author(s): German Cortes-Medellin; Stephen Parshley; Donald B. Campbell; Karl F. Warnick; Brian D. Jeffs; Rajagopalan Ganesh
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents the current concept design for ALPACA (Advanced L-Band Phased Array Camera for Arecibo) an L-Band cryo-phased array instrument proposed for the 305 m radio telescope of Arecibo. It includes the cryogenically cooled front-end with 160 low noise amplifiers, a RF-over-fiber signal transport and a digital beam former with an instantaneous bandwidth of 312.5 MHz per channel. The camera will digitally form 40 simultaneous beams inside the available field of view of the Arecibo telescope optics, with an expected system temperature goal of 30 K.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 August 2016
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9908, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI, 99085F (9 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2233899
Show Author Affiliations
German Cortes-Medellin, Univ. de Antioquia (Colombia)
Stephen Parshley, Cornell Univ. (United States)
Donald B. Campbell, Cornell Univ. (United States)
Karl F. Warnick, Brigham Young Univ. (United States)
Brian D. Jeffs, Brigham Young Univ. (United States)
Rajagopalan Ganesh, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9908:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI
Christopher J. Evans; Luc Simard; Hideki Takami, Editor(s)

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