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6 July 2006 Instrumentation for the CCAT Telescope
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We present a first cut instrument design package for the proposed 25 meter Cornell-Caltech Atacama Telescope (CCAT). The primary science for CCAT can be achieved through wide field photometric imaging in the short submillimeter through millimeter (200 μm to 2 mm) telluric windows. We present strawman designs for two cameras: a 32,000 pixel short submillimeter (200 to 650 μm) camera using transition edge sensed bare bolometer arrays that Nyquist samples (@ 350 μm) a 5'×5' field of view (FoV), and a 45,000 pixel long wavelength camera (850 μm to 2 mm) that uses slot dipole antennae coupled bolometer arrays with wavelength dependent sampling that covers up to a 20' square FoV. These are our first light instruments. We also anticipate "borrowed" instruments such as direct detection and heterodyne detection spectrometers will be available at, or nearly at first light.
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G. J. Stacey, S. R. Golwala, C. M. Bradford, C. D. Dowell, G. Cortes-Medellin, T. Nikola, J. Zmuidzinas, T. L. Herter, S. J. Radford, J. P. Lloyd, A. W. Blain, R. L. Brown, D. B. Campbell, R. Giovanelli, P. Goldsmith, P. M. Harvey, C. Henderson, W. D. Langer, T. G. Phillips, A. C. S. Readhead, and D. P. Woody "Instrumentation for the CCAT Telescope", Proc. SPIE 6275, Millimeter and Submillimeter Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy III, 62751G (6 July 2006); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.672176
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