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BOLOCAM: A 144 element bolometer array camera for millimeter-wave imaging

Mauskopf, Philip Daniel, Gerecht, E., Rownd, B. K. and Radford, Simon J. E. 2000. BOLOCAM: A 144 element bolometer array camera for millimeter-wave imaging. Presented at: Imaging at Radio through Submillimeter Wavelengths, Tucsan, AZ, USA, 6-9 June 1999. Published in: Mangum, Jeffrey G. and Radford, Simon J.E. eds. Imaging at radio through submillimeter wavelengths : proceedings of a meeting held at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, Tucson, Arizona, USA, 6-9 June, 1999. Astronomical Society of the Pacific conference series , vol. 217. San Francisco, CA: Astronomical Society of the Pacific, p. 115.

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Large format arrays of bolometers at millimeter and submillimeter wavelengths have already begun to make an impact in studies of star formation and galaxy evolution and of the cosmic microwave background. I describe progress in the fabrication and integration of a monolithic array of 144 bolometers in a millimeter-wave camera, BOLOCAM. BOLOCAM incorporates advances in bolometer fabrication, coupling optics, cryogenics and readout electronics and provides a test-bed of these technologies for future space missions (PLANCK, FIRST). I describe the results of tests of a prototype 24 channel system and the projected sensitivity and mapping speed of the full system integrated on the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory and LMT/GTM.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Additional Information: Abstract only from the ASP conference page
Publisher: Astronomical Society of the Pacific
ISBN: 1583810498
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