27 July 2016 The Greenland Telescope: antenna retrofit status and future plans
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Since the ALMA North America Prototype Antenna was awarded to the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO), SAO and the Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (ASIAA) are working jointly to relocate the antenna to Greenland. This paper shows the status of the antenna retrofit and the work carried out after the recommissioning and subsequent disassembly of the antenna at the VLA has taken place. The next coming months will see the start of the antenna reassembly at Thule Air Base. These activities are expected to last until the fall of 2017 when commissioning should take place. In parallel, design, fabrication and testing of the last components are taking place in Taiwan.
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Philippe Raffin, Paul T. P. Ho, Keiichi Asada, Raymond Blundell, Geoffrey C. Bower, Roberto Burgos, Chih-Cheng Chang, Ming-Tang Chen, Robert Christensen, You-Hua Chu, Paul K. Grimes, C. C. Han, Chih-Wei L. Huang, Yau-De Huang, Fang-Chia Hsieh, Makoto Inoue, Patrick M. Koch, Derek Kubo, Steve Leiker, Lupin Lin, Ching-Tang Liu, Shih-Hsiang Lo, Pierre Martin-Cocher, Satoki Matsushita, Masanori Nakamura, Zheng Meyer-Zhao, Hiroaki Nishioka, Tim Norton, George Nystrom, Scott N. Paine, Nimesh A. Patel, Hung-Yi Pu, William Snow, T. K Sridharan, Ranjani Srinivasan, Jackie Wang, "The Greenland Telescope: antenna retrofit status and future plans", Proc. SPIE 9906, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VI, 99060U (27 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2232889; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2232889
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