20 July 2016 The control system of the 3 mm band SIS receiver for the Sardinia Radio Telescope
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We present the control system of the 84-116 GHz (3 mm band) Superconductor-Insulator-Superconductor (SIS) heterodyne receiver to be installed at the Gregorian focus of the Sardinia Radio Telescope (SRT). The control system is based on a single-board computer from Raspberry, on microcontrollers from Arduino, and on a Python program for communication between the receiver and the SRT antenna control software, which remotely controls the backshorttuned SIS mixer, the receiver calibration system and the Local Oscillator (LO) system.
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A. Ladu, A. Ladu, P. Ortu, P. Ortu, A. Saba, A. Saba, M. Pili, M. Pili, F. Guadiomonte, F. Guadiomonte, A. Navarrini, A. Navarrini, E. Urru, E. Urru, T. Pisanu, T. Pisanu, G. Valente, G. Valente, P. Marongiu, P. Marongiu, G. Mazzarella, G. Mazzarella, "The control system of the 3 mm band SIS receiver for the Sardinia Radio Telescope", Proc. SPIE 9914, Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy VIII, 991423 (20 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2232703; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2232703


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