Engineering and science data from SuperCam: A 64-pixel heterodyne receiver for CO J=3-2 at 345 GHz

Jenna Kloosterman, Brandon Swift, William Peters, David Lesser, Criag Kulesa, Casey Honniball, Christian Villegas, Paul Schickling, Christopher Walker, Christopher Groppi, Hamdi Mani, Kristina Davis, Caleb Wheeler, Todd Veach, Sander Weinreb, Jacob Kooi, Art Lichtenberger, Patrick Puetz, Gopal Narayanan

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Abstract

SuperCam is a 64-pixel heterodyne imaging array designed for use on ground-based submillimeter telescopes to observe the astrophysically important CO J=3-2 emission line at 345 GHz. Each pixel in the array has its own integrated superconductor-insulator-superconductor (SIS) mixer and low noise amplifier. In spring 2012, SuperCam was installed on the University of Arizona Submillimeter Telescope (SMT) for its first engineering run. SuperCam completed two additional science runs in May 2013 and March 2014. During these science runs, over 80% of the pixels were in operation with a median double sideband receiver temperature of 104 K and an Allan time of ∼100 s.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Print)9781479938773
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 13 2014
Event39th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz 2014 - Tucson, United States
Duration: Sep 14 2014Sep 19 2014

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Other39th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz 2014
CountryUnited States
CityTucson
Period9/14/149/19/14

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Kloosterman, J., Swift, B., Peters, W., Lesser, D., Kulesa, C., Honniball, C., ... Narayanan, G. (2014). Engineering and science data from SuperCam: A 64-pixel heterodyne receiver for CO J=3-2 at 345 GHz. In International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz [6956072] IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/IRMMW-THz.2014.6956072