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Automatic setup of SCUBA-2 detector arrays
Author(s): Xiaofeng Gao; Dennis Kelly; Wayne S. Holland; Michael J. MacIntosh; David Lunney; Dan Bintley; Gene C. Hilton; Kent D. Irwin; Carl D. Reintsema; Mandana Amiri; Bryce Burger; Mark Halpern
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Paper Abstract

The detector arrays for the SCUBA-2 instrument consist of TES bolometers with superconducting amplifier and multiplexing circuits based on Superconducting Quantum Interference Devices (SQUIDs). The SCUBA-2 TES arrays and their multiplexed SQUID readouts need to be set-up carefully to achieve correct performance. Algorithms have been developed and implemented based on the first available commissioning grade detector, enabling the array to be set up and optimized automatically.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 July 2008
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7020, Millimeter and Submillimeter Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy IV, 702025 (18 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.788816
Show Author Affiliations
Xiaofeng Gao, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
Dennis Kelly, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
Wayne S. Holland, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
Michael J. MacIntosh, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
David Lunney, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
Dan Bintley, Joint Astronomy Ctr. (United States)
Gene C. Hilton, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
Kent D. Irwin, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
Carl D. Reintsema, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
Mandana Amiri, Univ. of British Columbia (Canada)
Bryce Burger, Univ. of British Columbia (Canada)
Mark Halpern, Univ. of British Columbia (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7020:
Millimeter and Submillimeter Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy IV
William D. Duncan; Wayne S. Holland; Stafford Withington; Jonas Zmuidzinas, Editor(s)

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