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Receivers for ALMA: preliminary design concepts
Author(s): Wolfgang Wild; John M. Payne; Victor Belitsky; Tom W. Bradshaw; Matthew Carter; Brian N. Ellison; Mark Harman; J. Lamb; Bernard Lazareff; G. Moorey; Anna H. Orlowska; Steve Torchinsky; A. Baryshev; Richard Wade
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Paper Abstract

The Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA), a joint project between Europe and the U.S. and at present in its design and development phase, is a major new ground based telescope facility for millimeter and submillimeter astronomy. Its huge collecting area (7000 m2), sensitive receivers and location at one of the driest sites on Earth will make it a unique instrument. We present preliminary design concepts for the overall receiver configuration. Optics and cryostat design concepts from OSO, OVRO, RAL, IRAM, NRAO and SRON and their main features are described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 July 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4015, Radio Telescopes, (3 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.390465
Show Author Affiliations
Wolfgang Wild, NOVA-Space Research Organization Netherlands (Netherlands)
John M. Payne, National Radio Astronomy Observatory (United States)
Victor Belitsky, Onsala Space Observatory/Chalmers Univ. of Technology (Sweden)
Tom W. Bradshaw, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Matthew Carter, Institut de la Radioastronomie Millimetrique (France)
Brian N. Ellison, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Mark Harman, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
J. Lamb, Owens Valley Radio Observatory/California Institute of Technology (United States)
Bernard Lazareff, Institut de la Radioastronomie Millimetrique (France)
G. Moorey, National Radio Astonomy Observatory (United States)
Anna H. Orlowska, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Steve Torchinsky, Univ. of Calgary (Canada)
A. Baryshev, NOVA-Space Research Organization Netherlands (Netherlands)
Richard Wade, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)


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

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