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New Q-band array SIS receiver with ultrawide band for the Nobeyama 45-m telescope
Author(s): Masato Tsuboi; Takashi Kasuga; Takeshi Ohno; Yasuhiro Abe
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Paper Abstract

We have an on-going observation project of the Sunyaev- Zel'dovich (S-Z) effect using a 40 - 50 GHz focal-plane array SIS receiver installed in the Nobeyama 45-m telescope in order to measure Hubble constant. The receiver have 6 beams located at 2 X 3 grids of 90' interval and have a typical receiver noise temperature of 40 K. We are improving the array receiver to increase the observing efficiency by reducing of the receiver noise temperature and increasing of the IF bandwidth. The direct connection of IF amplifier and SIS mixer should realize these performances. However, this may introduce impedance mismatch and heat flow from the IF amplifier to the SIS mixer. We tested a SIS mixer with an one-stage HEMT IF amplifier. There was no severe temperature increase in the SIS mixer. The impedance mismatch may make some undulations in the IF output character. The SIS receiver were operated with equivalent performance to the original SIS mixer in LO frequency range of 42.5 to 48.5 GHz and in IF frequency range of 1.1 to 2.5 GHz.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 July 2000
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4015, Radio Telescopes, (3 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.390422
Show Author Affiliations
Masato Tsuboi, Ibaraki Univ. (Japan)
Takashi Kasuga, Hosei Univ. (Japan)
Takeshi Ohno, Nihon Tsushinki Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Yasuhiro Abe, Nihon Tsushinki Co., Ltd. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4015:
Radio Telescopes
Harvey R. Butcher, Editor(s)

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