First observations with SuperCam and future plans

Jenna Kloosterman, Tiara Cottam, Brandon Swift, David Lesser, Paul Schickling, Christopher Groppi, Michael Borden, Allison Towner, Per Schmidt, Craig Kulesa, Christian D'Aubigny, Christopher K Walker, Dathon Golish, Sander Weinreb, Glenn Jones, Hamdi Mani, Jacob Kooi, Art Lichtenberger, Patrick Puetz, Gopal Narayanan

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Abstract

Supercam is a 345 GHz, 64-pixel heterodyne imaging array for the Heinrich Hertz Submillimeter Telescope (HHSMT). By integrating SIS mixer devices with Low Noise Amplifiers (LNAs) in 8 - 1x8 pixel modules, the size needed for the cryostat and the complexity of internal wiring is significantly reduced. All subsystems including the optics, cryostat, bias system, IF boxes, and spectrometer have been integrated for all 64 pixels. In the spring of 2012, SuperCam was installed on the HHSMT for an engineering run where it underwent system level tests and performed first light observations. In the fall of 2012 SuperCam will begin a 500 square degree survey of the Galactic Plane in 12CO J=3-2. This large-scale survey will help answer fundamental questions about the formation, physical conditions, and energetics of molecular clouds within the Milky Way. The data set will be available via the web to all interested researchers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume8452
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
EventMillimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy VI - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Jul 3 2012Jul 6 2012

Other

OtherMillimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy VI
CountryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period7/3/127/6/12

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Telescopes
Telescope
Low Noise Amplifier
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Heterodyne
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Electric wiring
molecular clouds
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Keywords

  • Array receiver
  • Heterodyne
  • Submillimeter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Kloosterman, J., Cottam, T., Swift, B., Lesser, D., Schickling, P., Groppi, C., ... Narayanan, G. (2012). First observations with SuperCam and future plans. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 8452). [845204] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.925088

First observations with SuperCam and future plans. / Kloosterman, Jenna; Cottam, Tiara; Swift, Brandon; Lesser, David; Schickling, Paul; Groppi, Christopher; Borden, Michael; Towner, Allison; Schmidt, Per; Kulesa, Craig; D'Aubigny, Christian; Walker, Christopher K; Golish, Dathon; Weinreb, Sander; Jones, Glenn; Mani, Hamdi; Kooi, Jacob; Lichtenberger, Art; Puetz, Patrick; Narayanan, Gopal.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 8452 2012. 845204.

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

Kloosterman, J, Cottam, T, Swift, B, Lesser, D, Schickling, P, Groppi, C, Borden, M, Towner, A, Schmidt, P, Kulesa, C, D'Aubigny, C, Walker, CK, Golish, D, Weinreb, S, Jones, G, Mani, H, Kooi, J, Lichtenberger, A, Puetz, P & Narayanan, G 2012, First observations with SuperCam and future plans. in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 8452, 845204, Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy VI, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 7/3/12. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.925088
Kloosterman J, Cottam T, Swift B, Lesser D, Schickling P, Groppi C et al. First observations with SuperCam and future plans. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 8452. 2012. 845204 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.925088
Kloosterman, Jenna ; Cottam, Tiara ; Swift, Brandon ; Lesser, David ; Schickling, Paul ; Groppi, Christopher ; Borden, Michael ; Towner, Allison ; Schmidt, Per ; Kulesa, Craig ; D'Aubigny, Christian ; Walker, Christopher K ; Golish, Dathon ; Weinreb, Sander ; Jones, Glenn ; Mani, Hamdi ; Kooi, Jacob ; Lichtenberger, Art ; Puetz, Patrick ; Narayanan, Gopal. / First observations with SuperCam and future plans. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 8452 2012.
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