Mr. Arnab Dhabal
Doctoral Candidate at Univ. of Maryland, College Park
SPIE Involvement:
Author
Area of Expertise:
Instrumentation , Optics , Astronomy - Star Formation
Profile Summary

I am a PhD candidate at the University of Maryland. My reseacrh is centred around BETTII - Balloon Experimental Twin Telescope for Infrared Interferometry [link: http://asd.gsfc.nasa.gov/bettii/] which is under construction at NASA GSFC. It is a pathfinder experiment for space-based interferometry and is expected to further our understanding of star formation and galaxy evolution through spatially resolved spectroscopy. As the optics lead in the mission, I am majorly involved in optics alignment; characterizing and testing the opto-mechanical parts; organizing and combining all the related efforts to deliver a successfully working optics subsystem in time for launch.

I am also studying turbulence-driven star formation in clusters by analyzing the kinematics of Serpens and Perseus cloud filaments. This is being done as a continuation of the CARMA Large Area Star Formation Survey (CLASSy) by studying specific filaments using optically thin dense gas tracers.
Publications (8)

SPIE Journal Paper | April 12, 2017
JATIS Vol. 3 Issue 02
KEYWORDS: Mirrors, Optical alignment, Telescopes, Sensors, Stars, Interferometry, Cameras, Visibility, Near infrared, Interferometers

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | August 10, 2016
Proc. SPIE. 9908, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI
KEYWORDS: Telescopes, Stars, Cameras, Sensors, Interferometry, Control systems, Space telescopes, Infrared radiation, Gyroscopes, Infrared telescopes

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | July 29, 2016
Proc. SPIE. 9904, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
KEYWORDS: Telescopes, Mirrors, Interferometers, Interferometry, Space telescopes, Infrared radiation, Spatial resolution, Space operations, Cryocoolers, Space reconnaissance

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | July 26, 2016
Proc. SPIE. 9907, Optical and Infrared Interferometry and Imaging V
KEYWORDS: Near infrared, Telescopes, Mirrors, Interferometers, Sensors, Interferometry, Interferometry, Space telescopes, Infrared radiation, Optical alignment, Infrared telescopes

SPIE Journal Paper | June 2, 2016
JATIS Vol. 2 Issue 02
KEYWORDS: Mirrors, Space telescopes, Telescopes, Optical mounts, Optical instrument design, Infrared telescopes, Kinematics, Astronomical telescopes, Aluminum, Astronomical imaging

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | August 28, 2014
Proc. SPIE. 9143, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
KEYWORDS: Mirrors, Electronics, Clocks, Stars, Interferometers, Cameras, Sensors, Computing systems, Control systems, Gyroscopes

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