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Coherent Detector Arrays for Millimeter and Submillimeter Astronomy

Goldsmith, Paul F. and Carpenter, John M. and Erickson, Neal and Fisher, Rick and Ford, John and Todd, Gaier and Groppi, Chris and Harris, Andy and Mark, Heyer and Kulesa, Craig and Lawrence, Charles and Morgan, Matt and Mundy, Lee and Narayanan, Gopal and O'Neil, Karen and Readhead, Tony and Samoska, Lorene and Schloerb, Peter and Snell, Ronald and Walker, Christopher C. and Ziurys, Lucy (2009) Coherent Detector Arrays for Millimeter and Submillimeter Astronomy. Keck Institute for Space Studies , Pasadena, CA. (Unpublished)

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Progress in many areas of astronomy requires large-area surveys and observations of extended objects. This includes the cosmic microwave background, nearby galaxies, the Milky Way, and regions of star-forming regions within our galaxy. The ability to carry out such studies is critically dependent on the development of affordable high-sensitivity focal plane arrays, for both spectral line and continuum observations. We discuss a program for the next decade to develop such technology for ground-based and spacebased millimeter and submillimeter astronomy. Appropriate technologies exist, but significant effort is required to make the transition from simply replicating individual pixels to approaching focal plane array design in an integrated fashion from feeds to spectrometers for spectral analysis. This advance is essential to realize the full potential of major new ground-based, suborbital, and future space facilities, and is relevant to the RMS and EOS panels. The recommended budget for this activity is $65M.

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