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Current status of Bolocam: a large-format millimeter-wave bolometer camera

Glenn, Jason, Ade, Peter A. R., Amarie, Mihail, Bock, James J., Edgington, Samantha F., Goldin, Alexey, Golwala, Sunil, Haig, Douglas, Lange, Andrew E., Laurent, Glenn, Mauskopf, Philip Daniel, Yun, Minhee and Nguyen, Hien 2003. Current status of Bolocam: a large-format millimeter-wave bolometer camera. Presented at: Millimeter and Submillimeter Detectors for Astronomy, Waikoloa, HI, USA, 25 August 2002. Published in: Phillips, Thomas G. and Zmuidzinas, Jonas eds. Millimeter and Submillimeter Detectors for Astronomy. Proceedings of Spie , vol. 4855. Bellingham: SPIE, pp. 30-40. 10.1117/12.459369

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Abstract

We describe the design and performance of Bolocam, a 144-element, bolometric, millimeter-wave camera. Bolocam is currently in its commissioning stage at the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory. We compare the instrument performance measured at the telescope with a detailed sensitivity model, discuss the factors limiting the current sensitivity, and describe our plans for future improvements intended to increase the mapping speed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bolometers, Cameras, Extremely high frequency,Observatories, Telescopes, Equipment and services
Publisher: SPIE
ISBN: 9780819446343
ISSN: 0277-786X
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Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 06:31
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/61429

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