A progress update on supercam: A 345 GHz, 64-pixel heterodyne imaging spectrometer

Jenna Kloosterman, Christopher Groppi, Craig Kulesa, Christopher Walker, Tiara Cottam, Elliott Liggett, David Lesser, Michael Borden, Paul Schickling, Dathon Golish, Christian D'Aubigny, Sander Weinreb, Glenn Jones, Joseph Barden, Hamdi Mani, Tom Kuiper, Jacob Kooi, Art Lichtenberger, Thomas Cecil, Patrick PuetzGopal Narayanan, Abigail Hedden, Xiaoying Xu

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Abstract

SuperCam is a 345 GHz, 64-pixel heterodyne imaging spectrometer being prepared for installation on the Heinrich Hertz Submillimeter Telescope (HHSMT). In the Fall 2011 the receiver will begin its survey of 500 square degrees 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. By integrating SIS mixer devices with LNAs in 8- 1x8 modules, the size needed for the cryostat and the complexity of internal wiring is significantly reduced. Here we briefly describe SuperCam's operation and report on its status.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication22nd International Symposium on Space Terahertz Technology 2011, ISSTT 2011
PublisherInternational Symposium on Space Terahertz Technology
Pages162-166
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2011
Event22nd International Symposium on Space Terahertz Technology 2011, ISSTT 2011 - Tucson, AZ, United States
Duration: Apr 25 2011Apr 28 2011

Other

Other22nd International Symposium on Space Terahertz Technology 2011, ISSTT 2011
CountryUnited States
CityTucson, AZ
Period4/25/114/28/11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Radiation

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    Kloosterman, J., Groppi, C., Kulesa, C., Walker, C., Cottam, T., Liggett, E., Lesser, D., Borden, M., Schickling, P., Golish, D., D'Aubigny, C., Weinreb, S., Jones, G., Barden, J., Mani, H., Kuiper, T., Kooi, J., Lichtenberger, A., Cecil, T., ... Xu, X. (2011). A progress update on supercam: A 345 GHz, 64-pixel heterodyne imaging spectrometer. In 22nd International Symposium on Space Terahertz Technology 2011, ISSTT 2011 (pp. 162-166). International Symposium on Space Terahertz Technology.