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Progress report on the Sub-Millimeter Array in Taiwan: the receiver system
Author(s): Ming-Tang Chen; Shu-Haur Chang; Chi Chung Chin; Tah-Hsuing Chu; Shu-I Hu; Mao-Shu Hwang; Yuh-Jig Hwang; Kwok-Yung Lo; Robert N. Martin; Pierre Martin-Cocher; Sung-Shiou Shen; Shun-Cheng Yang; Ming-Jye Wang
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Paper Abstract

This is to report on our progress and current status of the Sub-Millimeter Array (SMA) project in Taiwan. In particular, we will describe the development of the SMA receiver systems. The SMA is the first major instrumentation project in the Taiwanese astronomical research community. The primary design and development of the SMA receiver system has been carried out in the receiver laboratory at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO). We have undertaken the system assembly, integration and testing, and the task to fabricate the superconductor-insulator-superconductor (SIS) mixers used for our SMA receivers. The system will be initially equipped with two SIS receiver modules to cover 176 - 256 GHz and 250 - 350 GHz bands, followed with a third band of 600 - 720 GHz. The receiver system will be installed in the antenna in the mid-2000. The major milestone for this project is to ship the antennas to Mauna Kea, Hawaii to join the rest of the SMA for testing interferometric observation before the end of the year 2000.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 July 2000
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4015, Radio Telescopes, (3 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.390417
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Ming-Tang Chen, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Taiwan)
Shu-Haur Chang, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Taiwan)
Chi Chung Chin, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Taiwan)
Tah-Hsuing Chu, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Taiwan)
Shu-I Hu, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Taiwan)
Mao-Shu Hwang, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Taiwan)
Yuh-Jig Hwang, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Taiwan)
Kwok-Yung Lo, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Taiwan)
Robert N. Martin, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (United States)
Pierre Martin-Cocher, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Taiwan)
Sung-Shiou Shen, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Taiwan)
Shun-Cheng Yang, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Taiwan)
Ming-Jye Wang, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Taiwan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4015:
Radio Telescopes
Harvey R. Butcher, Editor(s)

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