USE OF THE MULTIPLE MIRROR TELESCOPE AS A PHASED ARRAY.

Jacques M. Beckers, E. Keith Hege, Frank J. Low, Donald W Mccarthy, Peter A Strittmatter

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Abstract

We summarize the experiments which have used the Multiple Mirror Telescope (MMT) subapertures as a phased array in the optical, infrared, and submillimeter spectrum regions. Those experiments exploit the unique, very high angular resolution of the MMT being equivalent to that of a conventional telescope 686 cm in diameter. The operation of the MMT as a phased array is not only important for obtaining high angular resolution but also for obtaining the higher detection sensitivity which results from the better discrimination against the sky emission background for infrared diffraction limited images. We describe future plans to make the MMT into a phased telescope.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
PublisherSPIE
Pages136-142
Number of pages7
Volume440
ISBN (Print)0892524758
StatePublished - 1984

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angular resolution
Infrared radiation
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optical spectrum
infrared spectra
Diffraction
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diffraction

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  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Beckers, J. M., Hege, E. K., Low, F. J., Mccarthy, D. W., & Strittmatter, P. A. (1984). USE OF THE MULTIPLE MIRROR TELESCOPE AS A PHASED ARRAY. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 440, pp. 136-142). SPIE.

USE OF THE MULTIPLE MIRROR TELESCOPE AS A PHASED ARRAY. / Beckers, Jacques M.; Hege, E. Keith; Low, Frank J.; Mccarthy, Donald W; Strittmatter, Peter A.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 440 SPIE, 1984. p. 136-142.

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

Beckers, JM, Hege, EK, Low, FJ, Mccarthy, DW & Strittmatter, PA 1984, USE OF THE MULTIPLE MIRROR TELESCOPE AS A PHASED ARRAY. in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 440, SPIE, pp. 136-142.
Beckers JM, Hege EK, Low FJ, Mccarthy DW, Strittmatter PA. USE OF THE MULTIPLE MIRROR TELESCOPE AS A PHASED ARRAY. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 440. SPIE. 1984. p. 136-142
Beckers, Jacques M. ; Hege, E. Keith ; Low, Frank J. ; Mccarthy, Donald W ; Strittmatter, Peter A. / USE OF THE MULTIPLE MIRROR TELESCOPE AS A PHASED ARRAY. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 440 SPIE, 1984. pp. 136-142
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