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Instrumentation for the CCAT Telescope

Stacey, G. J. and Golwala, S. R. and Bradford, C. M. and Dowell, C. D. and Cortes-Medellin, G. and Nikola, T. and Zmuidzinas, J. and Herter, T. L. and Radford, S. J. and Lloyd, J. P. and Blain, A. W. and Brown, R. L. and Campbell, D. B. and Giovanelli, R. and Goldsmith, P. and Harvey, P. M. and Henderson, C. and Langer, W. D. and Phillips, T. G. and Readhead, A. C. S. and Woody, D. P. (2006) Instrumentation for the CCAT Telescope. In: Millimeter and Submillimeter Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy III. Proceedings of SPIE. No.6275. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, Art. No. 62751G. ISBN 081946340X.

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We present a first cut instrument design package for the proposed 25 meter Cornell-Caltech Atacama Telescope (CCAT). The primary science for CCAT can be achieved through wide field photometric imaging in the short submillimeter through millimeter (200 μm to 2 mm) telluric windows. We present strawman designs for two cameras: a 32,000 pixel short submillimeter (200 to 650 μm) camera using transition edge sensed bare bolometer arrays that Nyquist samples (@ 350 μm) a 5'×5' field of view (FoV), and a 45,000 pixel long wavelength camera (850 μm to 2 mm) that uses slot dipole antennae coupled bolometer arrays with wavelength dependent sampling that covers up to a 20' square FoV. These are our first light instruments. We also anticipate "borrowed" instruments such as direct detection and heterodyne detection spectrometers will be available at, or nearly at first light.

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Herter, T. L.0000-0002-3856-8385
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Additional Information:© 2006 Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). We would like to acknowledge the support of the Atacama project office. Site testing work for the CCAT project has been supported in part by NSF Grant AST-043150.
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Subject Keywords:submillimeter, astronomy, telescopes, bolometers, arrays, cameras, spectrometers
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Issue or Number:6275
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Official Citation:G. J. Stacey, S. R. Golwala, C. M. Bradford, C. D. Dowell, G. Cortes-Medellin, T. Nikola, J. Zmuidzinas, T. L. Herter, S. J. Radford, J. P. Lloyd, A. W. Blain, R. L. Brown, D. B. Campbell, R. Giovanelli, P. Goldsmith, P. M. Harvey, C. Henderson, W. D. Langer, T. G. Phillips, A. C. S. Readhead, D. P. Woody, "Instrumentation for the CCAT Telescope", Proc. SPIE 6275, Millimeter and Submillimeter Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy III, 62751G (6 July 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.672176;
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
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