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Initial operation of the array for microwave background anisotropy (AMiBA)
Author(s): Chao-Te Li; Chih-Chiang Han; Ming-Tang Chen; Yau-De Huang; Homin Jiang; Yuh-Jing Hwang; Su-Wei Chang; Shu-Hao Chang; Pierre Martin-Cocher; Chia-Hao Chang; Chung-Cheng Chen; Warwick Wilson; Keiichi Umetsu; Kai-Yang Lin; Patrick Koch; Guo-Chin Liu; Hiroaki Nishioka; Paul T. P. Ho
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Paper Abstract

AMiBA, as a dual-polarization 86-102 GHz interferometer array, is designed to measure the power spectrum of fluctuations in the cosmic microwave background (CMB) radiation, and to detect the high-redshift clusters of galaxies via the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Effect (SZE). The operation of AMiBA is about to begin after installation of the first two receivers and correlators onto the 6-meter diameter platform by the end of 2005. The initial setup of the array will consist of 7 antennas with 60 cm diameter reflectors in a hexagonal configuration, aiming at multipoles l ~ 3000. Signals from receivers are cross-correlated in analog lag correlators. The initial operation will focus on characterizing the systematics by observing various known objects on the sky. The expansion to 13 elements with larger dishes will commence once the 7-element array testing is completed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 June 2006
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6275, Millimeter and Submillimeter Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy III, 62751I (27 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.672622
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Chao-Te Li, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Academia Sinica (Taiwan)
Chih-Chiang Han, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Academia Sinica (Taiwan)
Ming-Tang Chen, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Academia Sinica (Taiwan)
Yau-De Huang, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Academia Sinica (Taiwan)
Homin Jiang, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Academia Sinica (Taiwan)
Yuh-Jing Hwang, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Academia Sinica (Taiwan)
Su-Wei Chang, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Academia Sinica (Taiwan)
Shu-Hao Chang, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Academia Sinica (Taiwan)
Pierre Martin-Cocher, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Academia Sinica (Taiwan)
Chia-Hao Chang, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Academia Sinica (Taiwan)
Chung-Cheng Chen, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Academia Sinica (Taiwan)
Warwick Wilson, Australia Telescope National Facility (Australia)
Keiichi Umetsu, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Academia Sinica (Taiwan)
Kai-Yang Lin, National Taiwan Univ. (Taiwan)
Patrick Koch, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Academia Sinica (Taiwan)
Guo-Chin Liu, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Academia Sinica (Taiwan)
Hiroaki Nishioka, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Academia Sinica (Taiwan)
Paul T. P. Ho, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Academia Sinica (Taiwan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6275:
Millimeter and Submillimeter Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy III
Jonas Zmuidzinas; Wayne S. Holland; Stafford Withington; William D. Duncan, Editor(s)

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