9 July 2018 Performance of pre-production band 1 receiver for the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA)
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The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) Band 1 receiver covers the frequency range of 35-50 GHz. An extension of up to 52 GHz is on a best-effort basis. A total of 73 units have to be built in two phases: 8 preproduction and then 65 production units. This paper reports on the assembly, testing, and performance of the preproduction Band 1 receiver. The infrastructure, integration, and evaluation of the fully-assembled Band 1 receiver system will be covered. Finally, a discussion of the technical and managerial challenges encountered for this large number of receivers will be presented.
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Yau-De (Ted) Huang, Yau-De (Ted) Huang, Oscar Morata, Oscar Morata, Patrick Michel Koch, Patrick Michel Koch, Ciska Kemper, Ciska Kemper, Yuh-Jing Hwang, Yuh-Jing Hwang, Chau-Ching Chiong, Chau-Ching Chiong, Paul T. P. Ho, Paul T. P. Ho, You-Hua Chu, You-Hua Chu, Chi-Den Huang, Chi-Den Huang, Ching-Tang Liu, Ching-Tang Liu, Fang-Chia Hsieh, Fang-Chia Hsieh, Yen-Hsiang Tseng, Yen-Hsiang Tseng, Chia-Hsiang Yang, Chia-Hsiang Yang, Jinn jy Tsay, Jinn jy Tsay, Tsu Chang, Tsu Chang, Chin-Ting Ho, Chin-Ting Ho, Po-Han Chiang, Po-Han Chiang, Chih-Cheng Chang, Chih-Cheng Chang, Shou-Ting Jian, Shou-Ting Jian, Sung-Po Hsu, Sung-Po Hsu, Chen Chien, Chen Chien, Satoru Iguchi, Satoru Iguchi, Shin'ichiro Asayama, Shin'ichiro Asayama, Daisuke Iono, Daisuke Iono, Alvaro Gonzalez, Alvaro Gonzalez, John Effland, John Effland, Kamaljeet Saini, Kamaljeet Saini, Marian Pospieszalski, Marian Pospieszalski, Doug Henke, Doug Henke, Keith Yeung, Keith Yeung, Ricardo Finger, Ricardo Finger, Valeria Tapia, Valeria Tapia, Nicolas Reyes, Nicolas Reyes, "Performance of pre-production band 1 receiver for the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA)", Proc. SPIE 10708, Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy IX, 1070833 (9 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2310127; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2310127
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