8 October 2004 A planar two-dimensional superconducting bolometer array for the Green Bank Telescope
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In order to provide high sensitivity rapid imaging at 3.3 mm (90 GHz) for the Green Bank Telescope - the world's largest steerable aperture - a camera is being built by the University of Pennsylvania, NASA/GSFC, and NRAO. The heart of this camera is an 8x8 close-packed, Nyquist-sampled detector array. We have designed and are fabricating a functional superconducting bolometer array system using a monolithic planar architecture. Read out by SQUID multiplexers, the superconducting transition edge sensors will provide fast, linear, sensitive response for high performance imaging. This will provide the first ever superconducting bolometer array on a facility instrument.
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Dominic J. Benford, Simon R. Dicker, Edward J. Wollack, Mark P. Supanich, Johannes G. Staguhn, S. Harvey Moseley, Kent D. Irwin, Mark J. Devlin, James A. Chervenak, and Tina C. Chen "A planar two-dimensional superconducting bolometer array for the Green Bank Telescope", Proc. SPIE 5498, Millimeter and Submillimeter Detectors for Astronomy II, (8 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.552094; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.552094
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