Performance and Deployment Status of MUSCAT: A 1500-Pixel LEKID-Based mm-Wave Camera for the Large Millimeter Telescope

T. L.R. Brien, P. Ade, P. S. Barry, E. Castillo-Dominguez, D. Ferrusca, V. Gomez, P. Hargrave, A. Hornsby, D. Hughes, P. Mauskopf, A. Papageorgiou, E. Pascale, S. Rowe, M. Tapia, C. Tucker, M. Velazquez, S. Ventura, S. Doyle

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Abstract

The Mexico-UK Sub-Millimetre Camera for AsTronomy (MUSCAT) is a 1.1-mm band receiver consisting of 1,500 single-colour lumped-element kinetic inductance detectors and is scheduled for deployment to the Large Millimeter Telescope (LMT) after the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. MUSCAT is designed to utilise the full field of view of the LMT's upgraded 50-m primary mirror (approximately 4′). Here we will present the as-measured performance of MUSCAT from the final lab-verification testing prior to shipping to the LMT. We will also explain the overall design of MUSCAT including the novel technologies utilised - such as continuous cooling using sorption coolers and a miniature dilutor, and horn-coupled LEKIDs - for which MUSCAT will provide a first on-sky demonstration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2020 45th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz 2020
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages30
Number of pages1
ISBN (Electronic)9781728166209
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 8 2020
Event45th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz 2020 - Virtual, Buffalo, United States
Duration: Nov 8 2020Nov 13 2020

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz
Volume2020-November
ISSN (Print)2162-2027
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2035

Conference

Conference45th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz 2020
CountryUnited States
CityVirtual, Buffalo
Period11/8/2011/13/20

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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