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A Common-User Submillimeter Receiver For UKIRT
Author(s): Th. de Graauw; Th. Helmerhorst; E. E. M. Woesterburg; J. L. Casse; J. Starre; H. van de Stadt; J. van Amerongen; H. Nieuwenhuyzen; J. van der Biezen
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Paper Abstract

A submillimeter receiver, to be used as common-user receiver for UKIRT and the UK-NL mm telescope at Mau-na Kea, Hawaii, is here described. The receiver operates at two submm frequency bands using one backward wave oscillator (carcinotron) and a doubler. It utilizes a bath cryostat coupled to a closed cycle cooler for cooling of the mixers and preamplifiers. All main receiver components are microprocessor controlled in order to provide reliable and efficient operation at the high altitude observatory.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 April 1986
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0598, Instrumentation for Submillimeter Spectroscopy, (21 April 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.952338
Show Author Affiliations
Th. de Graauw, Laboratory for Space Research (The Netherlands)
Th. Helmerhorst, Laboratory for Space Research (The Netherlands)
E. E. M. Woesterburg, Netherlands Foundation for Radio Astronomy (The Netherlands)
J. L. Casse, Netherlands Foundation for Radio Astronomy (The Netherlands)
J. Starre, Netherlands Foundation for Radio Astronomy (The Netherlands)
H. van de Stadt, Astronomical Institute of Utrecht (The Netherlands)
J. van Amerongen, Astronomical Institute of Utrecht (The Netherlands)
H. Nieuwenhuyzen, Astronomical Institute of Utrecht (The Netherlands)
J. van der Biezen, ESTEC (The Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0598:
Instrumentation for Submillimeter Spectroscopy
Erik L. Kollberg, Editor(s)

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