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Concept design study of the CCAT facilities
Author(s): José Terán U.; Daniel H. Neff; Thomas Sebring
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Paper Abstract

The Cornell Caltech Atacama Telescope (CCAT) is a joint project to design and construct a 25-meter class submillimeter telescope in the Atacama region of northern Chile. The conceptual design and cost analysis done by M3 Engineering and Technology Corporation (M3) incorporates a cost trade-off of three optional sites and a baseline design of the facilities at Cerro Chajnantor. The details covered in this paper provide the final concept design of the CCAT facility, the decisions and rationale of the design process as well as a critical risk assessment of building at high altitude sites.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 June 2006
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6267, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes, 62673G (23 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.673345
Show Author Affiliations
José Terán U., M3 Engineering & Technology Corp. (United States)
Daniel H. Neff, M3 Engineering & Technology Corp. (United States)
Thomas Sebring, Cornell Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6267:
Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes
Larry M. Stepp, Editor(s)

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