21 April 1986 A Common-User Submillimeter Receiver For UKIRT
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Proceedings Volume 0598, Instrumentation for Submillimeter Spectroscopy; (1986); doi: 10.1117/12.952338
Event: 1985 International Technical Symposium/Europe, 1985, Cannes, France
Abstract
A submillimeter receiver, to be used as common-user receiver for UKIRT and the UK-NL mm telescope at Mau-na Kea, Hawaii, is here described. The receiver operates at two submm frequency bands using one backward wave oscillator (carcinotron) and a doubler. It utilizes a bath cryostat coupled to a closed cycle cooler for cooling of the mixers and preamplifiers. All main receiver components are microprocessor controlled in order to provide reliable and efficient operation at the high altitude observatory.
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Th. de Graauw, Th. Helmerhorst, E. E. M. Woesterburg, J. L. Casse, J. Starre, H. van de Stadt, J. van Amerongen, H. Nieuwenhuyzen, J. van der Biezen, "A Common-User Submillimeter Receiver For UKIRT", Proc. SPIE 0598, Instrumentation for Submillimeter Spectroscopy, (21 April 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.952338; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.952338
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