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The Use Of The Multiple Mirror Telescope As A Phased Array
Author(s): Jacques M. Beckers; E. Keith Hege; Frank J. Low; Don W McCarthy; Peter A. Strittmatter
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Paper Abstract

We summarize the experiments which have used the Multiple Mirror Telescope (MMT) subapertures as a phased array in the optical, infrared, and submillimeter spectrum regions. Those experiments exploit the unique, very high angular resolution of the MMT being equivalent to that of a conventional telescope 686 cm in diameter. The operation of the MMT as a phased array is not only important for obtaining high angular resolution but also for obtaining the higher detection sensitivity which results from the better discrimination against the sky emission background for infrared diffraction limited images. We describe future plans to make the MMT into a phased telescope.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 March 1984
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0440, Synthetic Aperture Systems I, (2 March 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.937583
Show Author Affiliations
Jacques M. Beckers, Multiple Mirror Telescope Observatory (United States)
E. Keith Hege, University of Arizona (United States)
Frank J. Low, University of Arizona (United States)
Don W McCarthy, University of Arizona (United States)
Peter A. Strittmatter, University of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0440:
Synthetic Aperture Systems I
Janet S. Fender, Editor(s)

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