0.6-M antennae for the AMiBA interferometer array

Patrick Koch, Philippe A. Raffin, Jiun Huei Proty Wu, Ming Tang Chen, Tzi Hong Chiueh, Paul T P Ho, Chi Wei Huang, Yau De Huang, Yu Wei Liao, Kai Yang Lin, Guo Chin Liu, Hiroaki Nishioka, Ching Long Ong, Keiichi Umetsu, Fu Cheng Wang, Shing Kwong Wong, Jeffrey S Kingsley, Robert N. Martin, Christophe Granet

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Abstract

The Array for Microwave Background Anisotropy (AMiBA) is a hexapod telescope for astronomy. The fully steerable platform can accommodate up to 19 dishes. We present the design, simulation, manufacturing and performance verification for the 0.6m Cassegrain antennae. The primary and secondary mirrors are carbon fiber sandwich structures, manufactured by CoTec Inc., in Taichung, Taiwan. They are aluminium coated with a final surface rms of 20-30 and 10 μm, respectively. Simulated load conditions for the mirrors show maximum rms surface errors of less than 10 μm. The measured antenna beam pattern confirms the expected performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEuropean Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP
Volume626 SP
StatePublished - Oct 2006
EventEuropean Conference on Antennas and Propagation: EuCAP 2006 - Nice, France
Duration: Nov 6 2006Nov 10 2006

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OtherEuropean Conference on Antennas and Propagation: EuCAP 2006
CountryFrance
CityNice
Period11/6/0611/10/06

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Interferometers
Anisotropy
Microwaves
Antennas
Sandwich structures
Astronomy
Telescopes
Carbon fibers
Aluminum

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  • Aerospace Engineering

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Koch, P., Raffin, P. A., Wu, J. H. P., Chen, M. T., Chiueh, T. H., Ho, P. T. P., ... Granet, C. (2006). 0.6-M antennae for the AMiBA interferometer array. In European Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP (Vol. 626 SP)

0.6-M antennae for the AMiBA interferometer array. / Koch, Patrick; Raffin, Philippe A.; Wu, Jiun Huei Proty; Chen, Ming Tang; Chiueh, Tzi Hong; Ho, Paul T P; Huang, Chi Wei; Huang, Yau De; Liao, Yu Wei; Lin, Kai Yang; Liu, Guo Chin; Nishioka, Hiroaki; Ong, Ching Long; Umetsu, Keiichi; Wang, Fu Cheng; Wong, Shing Kwong; Kingsley, Jeffrey S; Martin, Robert N.; Granet, Christophe.

European Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP. Vol. 626 SP 2006.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Koch, P, Raffin, PA, Wu, JHP, Chen, MT, Chiueh, TH, Ho, PTP, Huang, CW, Huang, YD, Liao, YW, Lin, KY, Liu, GC, Nishioka, H, Ong, CL, Umetsu, K, Wang, FC, Wong, SK, Kingsley, JS, Martin, RN & Granet, C 2006, 0.6-M antennae for the AMiBA interferometer array. in European Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP. vol. 626 SP, European Conference on Antennas and Propagation: EuCAP 2006, Nice, France, 11/6/06.
Koch P, Raffin PA, Wu JHP, Chen MT, Chiueh TH, Ho PTP et al. 0.6-M antennae for the AMiBA interferometer array. In European Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP. Vol. 626 SP. 2006
Koch, Patrick ; Raffin, Philippe A. ; Wu, Jiun Huei Proty ; Chen, Ming Tang ; Chiueh, Tzi Hong ; Ho, Paul T P ; Huang, Chi Wei ; Huang, Yau De ; Liao, Yu Wei ; Lin, Kai Yang ; Liu, Guo Chin ; Nishioka, Hiroaki ; Ong, Ching Long ; Umetsu, Keiichi ; Wang, Fu Cheng ; Wong, Shing Kwong ; Kingsley, Jeffrey S ; Martin, Robert N. ; Granet, Christophe. / 0.6-M antennae for the AMiBA interferometer array. European Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP. Vol. 626 SP 2006.
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