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Argus: A W-band 16-pixel focal plane array for the Green Bank Telescope

Devaraj, Kiruthika and Church, Sarah and Cleary, Kieran and Frayer, David and Gawande, Rohit and Goldsmith, Paul and Gundersen, Joshua and Harris, Andrew and Kangaslahti, Pekka and Readhead, Anthony and Reeves, Rodrigo and Samoska, Lorene and Sieth, Matthew and Voll, Patricia (2014) Argus: A W-band 16-pixel focal plane array for the Green Bank Telescope. In: 2014 United States National Committee of URSI National Radio Science Meeting (USNC-URSI NRSM). IEEE , Piscataway, NJ, p. 1. ISBN 978-1-4799-3120-0.

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We are building Argus, a 16-pixel square-packed focal plane array that will cover the 75-115.3 GHz frequency range on the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT). The primary research area for Argus is the study of star formation within our Galaxy and nearby galaxies. Argus will map key molecules that trace star formation, including carbon monoxide (CO) and hydrogen cyanide (HCN). An additional key science area is astrochemistry, which will be addressed by observing complex molecules in the interstellar medium, and the study of formation of solar systems, which will be addressed by identifying dense pre-stellar cores and by observing comets in our solar system. Argus has a highly scalable architecture and will be a technology path finder for larger arrays. The array is modular in construction, which will allow easy replacement of malfunctioning and poorly performing components.

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