The Arizona radio observatory: A new 12-M telescope and other developments

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

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Abstract

The Arizona Radio Observatory (ARO) operates two radio telescopes in the millimeter and sub-millimeter wavelength region. Recently, one of these instruemnts, the aging, former NRAO 12 meter telescope on Kitt Peak, was replaced with one of the 12 m ALMA prototype antennas. The high performance design of this new instrument, including its 20 microns surface and sub-arcsecond pointing, will expand observational capabilites at the ARO. New receivers and backends are also in development at ARO. A dual polarization sideband separating SIS mixer covering the 0.7 mm atmospheric windw, ranging from 385 GHz to 500 GHz, has been installed as a facility instrument on the Sub-Millimeter Telescope (SMT) on Mount Graham. A prototype Band 2 receiever, based on HEMT amplifier technology, has been built and tested on the sky. These new additions and other developments will be presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2014 31th URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, URSI GASS 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Print)9781467352253
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 17 2014
Event31st General Assembly and Scientific Symposium of the International Union of Radio Science, URSI GASS 2014 - Beijing, China
Duration: Aug 16 2014Aug 23 2014

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Other31st General Assembly and Scientific Symposium of the International Union of Radio Science, URSI GASS 2014
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period8/16/148/23/14

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Observatories
Telescopes
Radio telescopes
Mixer circuits
High electron mobility transistors
Aging of materials
Polarization
Antennas
Wavelength

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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Freund, R. W., Ziurys, L. M., Lauria, E. F., & Reiland, G. P. (2014). The Arizona radio observatory: A new 12-M telescope and other developments. In 2014 31th URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, URSI GASS 2014 [6929986] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/URSIGASS.2014.6929986

The Arizona radio observatory : A new 12-M telescope and other developments. / Freund, Robert W.; Ziurys, Lucy M; Lauria, Eugene F.; Reiland, George P.

2014 31th URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, URSI GASS 2014. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2014. 6929986.

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

Freund, RW, Ziurys, LM, Lauria, EF & Reiland, GP 2014, The Arizona radio observatory: A new 12-M telescope and other developments. in 2014 31th URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, URSI GASS 2014., 6929986, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 31st General Assembly and Scientific Symposium of the International Union of Radio Science, URSI GASS 2014, Beijing, China, 8/16/14. https://doi.org/10.1109/URSIGASS.2014.6929986
Freund RW, Ziurys LM, Lauria EF, Reiland GP. The Arizona radio observatory: A new 12-M telescope and other developments. In 2014 31th URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, URSI GASS 2014. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2014. 6929986 https://doi.org/10.1109/URSIGASS.2014.6929986
Freund, Robert W. ; Ziurys, Lucy M ; Lauria, Eugene F. ; Reiland, George P. / The Arizona radio observatory : A new 12-M telescope and other developments. 2014 31th URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, URSI GASS 2014. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2014.
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