Journal of Low Temperature Physics

, Volume 176, Issue 5–6, pp 829–834 | Cite as

Design and Expected Performance of GISMO-2, a Two Color Millimeter Camera for the IRAM 30 m Telescope

  • Johannes Staguhn
  • Dominic Benford
  • Eli Dwek
  • Gene Hilton
  • Dale Fixsen
  • Kent Irwin
  • Christine Jhabvala
  • Attila Kovacs
  • Samuel Leclercq
  • Stephen Maher
  • Tim Miller
  • S. Harvey Moseley
  • Elmer Sharp
  • Edward Wollack
Article

Abstract

We present the main design features for the GISMO-2 bolometer camera, which we build for background-limited operation at the IRAM 30 m telescope on Pico Veleta, Spain. GISMO-2 will operate simultaneously in the 1 and 2 mm atmospherical windows. The 1 mm channel uses a \(32 \times 40\) TES-based backshort under grid (BUG) bolometer array, the 2 mm channel operates with a \(16 \times 16\) BUG array. The camera utilizes almost the entire full field of view provided by the telescope. The optical design of GISMO-2 was strongly influenced by our experience with the GISMO 2 mm bolometer camera, which is successfully operating at the 30 m telescope. GISMO is accessible to the astronomical community through the regular IRAM call for proposals.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Johannes Staguhn
    • 1
    • 2
  • Dominic Benford
    • 2
  • Eli Dwek
    • 2
  • Gene Hilton
    • 3
  • Dale Fixsen
    • 2
  • Kent Irwin
    • 3
  • Christine Jhabvala
    • 2
  • Attila Kovacs
    • 4
    • 5
  • Samuel Leclercq
    • 6
  • Stephen Maher
    • 2
  • Tim Miller
    • 2
  • S. Harvey Moseley
    • 2
  • Elmer Sharp
    • 2
  • Edward Wollack
    • 2
  1. 1.The Henry A. Rowland Department of Physics and AstronomyJohns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Observational Cosmology Lab, Code 665NASA Goddard Space Flight CenterGreenbeltUSA
  3. 3.NIST Quantum Devices GroupBoulderUSA
  4. 4.University of MinnesotaMinnesotaUSA
  5. 5.CaltechPasadenaUSA
  6. 6.Institut de RadioAstronomie MillimetriqueSaint Martin d’H‘eresFrance

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