NIKA: A dual band KIDs camera

L. Ferrari, A. Benoit, A. Bideaud, L. J. Swenson, M. Roesch, F. X. De'sert, S. Doyle, A. Endo, A. Cruciani, P. Ade, A. M. Baryshev, J. J A Baselmans, O. Bourrion, P. Camus, C. Giordano, C. Hoffmann, S. Leclercq, J. Macias Perez, Philip Mauskopf, K. F. SchusterC. Tucker, C. Vescov, S. J C Yates

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Abstract

The Neel IRAM KIDs Array (NIKA) is a kinetic inductance detectors based instrument developed for millimeter wave astronomy. The instrument includes dual-band optics opening two observational windows at 150 and 220 GHz. The detectors mounted on the 150 GHz are lumped-element KIDs. The array mounted on the other frequency range is composed by 256 antenna coupled KIDs arranged in rectangular pattern. We present the results of the test-run made in October 2010 at the Institute for Millimetric Radio Astronomy (IRAM) 30-meter telescope at Pico Veleta. We will focus on the antenna coupled KIDs detectors results in particular on the optimization of the detector chip, design of lens array and on the sky measurements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication22nd International Symposium on Space Terahertz Technology 2011, ISSTT 2011
PublisherInternational Symposium on Space Terahertz Technology
Pages7
Number of pages1
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
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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    Ferrari, L., Benoit, A., Bideaud, A., Swenson, L. J., Roesch, M., De'sert, F. X., Doyle, S., Endo, A., Cruciani, A., Ade, P., Baryshev, A. M., Baselmans, J. J. A., Bourrion, O., Camus, P., Giordano, C., Hoffmann, C., Leclercq, S., Macias Perez, J., Mauskopf, P., ... Yates, S. J. C. (2011). NIKA: A dual band KIDs camera. In 22nd International Symposium on Space Terahertz Technology 2011, ISSTT 2011 (pp. 7). International Symposium on Space Terahertz Technology.