New technical and scientific developments at the Arizona radio observatory

Robert W. Freund, Lucy M. Ziurys, George P. Reiland, Eugene F. Lauria

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Abstract

Astronomical observations in the millimeter and sub-millimeter regions are performed at the two facilities of the Arizona Radio Observatory (ARO). The Sub-Millimeter Telescope (SMT) located on Mount Graham utilizes 3 heterodyne SIS receivers to cover 3 of the 4 atmospheric windows from 210 to 720 GHz and soon a new receiver will cover the remaining window. The 12-Meter telescope located on Kitt Peak use 3 heterodyne SIS receivers to the cover the 2 windows from 68 to 180 GHz. All receivers now employ orthogonal polarization optics and soon 4 will utilize wideband dual channel sideband separating mixer technology. Presented here are new instrumentation developments and recent scientific results from the ARO.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2011 30th URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, URSIGASS 2011
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 21 2011
Event2011 30th URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, URSIGASS 2011 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: Aug 13 2011Aug 20 2011

Publication series

Name2011 30th URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, URSIGASS 2011

Other

Other2011 30th URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, URSIGASS 2011
CountryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period8/13/118/20/11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Freund, R. W., Ziurys, L. M., Reiland, G. P., & Lauria, E. F. (2011). New technical and scientific developments at the Arizona radio observatory. In 2011 30th URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, URSIGASS 2011 [6051233] (2011 30th URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, URSIGASS 2011). https://doi.org/10.1109/URSIGASS.2011.6051233