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SCUBA-2: engineering and commissioning challenges of the world's largest sub-mm instrument at the JCMT
Author(s): Simon C. Craig; Helen M. McGregor; Eli Atad-Ettedgui; David Montgomery; Dan Bintley; Tim C. Chuter; Wayne S. Holland; David W. Lunney; Michael J. MacIntosh; Erik Starman; James G. Webb
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Paper Abstract

Over preceding conferences, the design and implementation of the SCUBA-2 (Sub-millimeter Common-User Bolometric Array 2) instrument hardware has been described in detail. SCUBA-2 has been installed on the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT) for over two years and its hardware has been successfully commissioned. This paper describes the culmination of this process and compares the optical/mechanical design and test expectations of the instrument hardware against the performance achieved in the field.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 July 2010
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 7741, Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy V, 77411K (15 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.857621
Show Author Affiliations
Simon C. Craig, Joint Astronomy Ctr. (United States)
Helen M. McGregor, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
Eli Atad-Ettedgui, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
David Montgomery, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
Dan Bintley, Joint Astronomy Ctr. (United States)
Tim C. Chuter, Joint Astronomy Ctr. (United States)
Wayne S. Holland, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
David W. Lunney, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
Michael J. MacIntosh, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
Erik Starman, Joint Astronomy Ctr. (United States)
James G. Webb, Joint Astronomy Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7741:
Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy V
Wayne S. Holland; Jonas Zmuidzinas, Editor(s)

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