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A planar two-dimensional superconducting bolometer array for the Green Bank Telescope
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Paper Abstract

In order to provide high sensitivity rapid imaging at 3.3 mm (90 GHz) for the Green Bank Telescope - the world's largest steerable aperture - a camera is being built by the University of Pennsylvania, NASA/GSFC, and NRAO. The heart of this camera is an 8x8 close-packed, Nyquist-sampled detector array. We have designed and are fabricating a functional superconducting bolometer array system using a monolithic planar architecture. Read out by SQUID multiplexers, the superconducting transition edge sensors will provide fast, linear, sensitive response for high performance imaging. This will provide the first ever superconducting bolometer array on a facility instrument.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 October 2004
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5498, Millimeter and Submillimeter Detectors for Astronomy II, (8 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.552094
Show Author Affiliations
Dominic J. Benford, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Simon R. Dicker, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)
Edward J. Wollack, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Mark P. Supanich, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)
Johannes G. Staguhn, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
S. Harvey Moseley, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Kent D. Irwin, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
Mark J. Devlin, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)
James A. Chervenak, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Tina C. Chen, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5498:
Millimeter and Submillimeter Detectors for Astronomy II
Jonas Zmuidzinas; Wayne S. Holland; Stafford Withington, Editor(s)

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