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The LLAMA Brazilian-Argentinian radiotelescope project: progress in Brazil and BRICS collaboration

Lépine, Jacques R. D. and Abraham, Zulema and G. de Castro, Carlos Guillermo and Costa, Joaquim E. R. and Larrarte, Juan Jose and Rasztocky, Emiliano and Gancio, Guillermo and Dominici, Tania and Beaklini, Perdo P. B. and Correra, Fatima S. and Beccari, Wesley and Luqueze, Marcos Aurelio and Verri, Antonio and Zanella, Danilo Cesar and Kooi, Jacob and Timmer, Sjoerd T. and Ronsó, Daniele A. and Fermino, Carlos Eduardo and Luiz, Ricardo Fernando (2021) The LLAMA Brazilian-Argentinian radiotelescope project: progress in Brazil and BRICS collaboration. Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências, 93 (suppl 1). Art. No. e20200846. ISSN 1678-2690. doi:10.1590/0001-3765202120200846.

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We present briefly the LLAMA sub-mm radiotelescope, a joint project of Argentina and Brazil, being mounted in the Andes, Argentina, at 4800 m altitude. Here we focus on the activities that are going on mostly under the responsibility of Brazil, like the high frequency receivers, parts of the back-end and electronics, the optical system of the telescope to bring the radiation to the receivers, the equipment needed for the integration and verification phase (optical telescope and holography) and the computation system.The main scientific applications that are planned are dscribed. We also report on a joint program with BRICS countries approved in 2019, which will involve the use of LLAMA for testing high-frequency receivers.

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Lépine, Jacques R. D.0000-0002-8969-0313
Abraham, Zulema0000-0003-0012-1315
G. de Castro, Carlos Guillermo0000-0002-8979-3582
Costa, Joaquim E. R.0000-0002-0703-4735
Larrarte, Juan Jose0000-0003-3281-8782
Rasztocky, Emiliano0000-0002-1984-7821
Gancio, Guillermo0000-0003-1282-3031
Dominici, Tania0000-0002-1522-0925
Beaklini, Perdo P. B.0000-0001-5071-1343
Correra, Fatima S.0000-0001-7826-088X
Beccari, Wesley0000-0001-6599-2344
Luqueze, Marcos Aurelio0000-0002-5835-4069
Verri, Antonio0000-0003-2956-3408
Zanella, Danilo Cesar0000-0003-0343-9062
Kooi, Jacob0000-0002-6610-0384
Timmer, Sjoerd T.0000-0003-0223-9368
Ronsó, Daniele A.0000-0002-9731-166X
Fermino, Carlos Eduardo0000-0001-5214-0791
Luiz, Ricardo Fernando0000-0001-9178-109X
Additional Information:© 2021 The Author(s). This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License. Received 1 June 2020; Accepted 6 Aug 2020. Publication in this collection 17 May 2021. Date of issue 2021. This work is supported by FAPESP grant 2011/51676-9, and in Argentina by Ministry of Science and Technology. We are gratefull to: Dr. Thijs de Graauw who spendt much time to support the project as a general adviser, Juan Pablo Garcia for his competent work as a project engineer, César Strauss and Fernando Hauscarriaga for software development and Jose Eduardo Silva for the perfect polishment of the flat mirrors of the NACOS system.
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Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de Sao Paulo (FAPESP)2011/51676-9
Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación ProductivaUNSPECIFIED
Subject Keywords:LLAMA radiotelescope; sub-mm Astronomy; Argentinian-Brazillian project; Astrochemistry; VLBI
Issue or Number:suppl 1
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Official Citation:LEPINE JRD ET AL. 2021. The LLAMA Brazilian-Argentinian radiotelescope project: progress in Brazil and BRICS collaboration. An Acad Bras Cienc; 93: e20200846. DOI 10.1590/0001-3765202120200846
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Deposited By: George Porter
Deposited On:25 May 2021 14:50
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