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, Philippe Raffin, Paul T. P. Ho, Paul T. P. Ho, Keiichi Asada, Keiichi Asada, Raymond Blundell, Raymond Blundell, Geoffrey C. Bower, Geoffrey C. Bower, Roberto Burgos, Roberto Burgos, Chih-Cheng Chang, Chih-Cheng Chang, Ming-Tang Chen, Ming-Tang Chen, Robert Christensen, Robert Christensen, You-Hua Chu, You-Hua Chu, Paul K. Grimes, Paul K. Grimes, C. C. Han, C. C. Han, Chih-Wei L. Huang, Chih-Wei L. Huang, Yau-De Huang, Yau-De Huang, Fang-Chia Hsieh, Fang-Chia Hsieh, Makoto Inoue, Makoto Inoue, Patrick M. Koch, Patrick M. Koch, Derek Kubo, Derek Kubo, Steve Leiker, Steve Leiker, Lupin Lin, Lupin Lin, Ching-Tang Liu, Ching-Tang Liu, Shih-Hsiang Lo, Shih-Hsiang Lo, Pierre Martin-Cocher, Pierre Martin-Cocher, Satoki Matsushita, Satoki Matsushita, Masanori Nakamura, Masanori Nakamura, Zheng Meyer-Zhao, Zheng Meyer-Zhao, Hiroaki Nishioka, Hiroaki Nishioka, Tim Norton, Tim Norton, George Nystrom, George Nystrom, Scott N. Paine, Scott N. Paine, Nimesh A. Patel, Nimesh A. Patel, Hung-Yi Pu, Hung-Yi Pu, William Snow, William Snow, T. K Sridharan, T. K Sridharan, Ranjani Srinivasan, Ranjani Srinivasan, Jackie Wang, 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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