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Paper: BOLOCAM: A 144 Element Bolometer Array Camera for Millimeter-Wave Imaging
Volume: 217, Imaging at Radio Through Submillimeter Wavelengths
Page: 115
Authors: Mauskopf, P. D.; Gerecht, E.; Rownd, B. K.
Abstract: Large format arrays of bolometers at millimeter and submillimeter wavelengths have already begun to make an impact in studies of star formation and galaxy evolution and of the cosmic microwave background. I describe progress in the fabrication and integration of a monolithic array of 144 bolometers in a millimeter-wave camera, BOLOCAM. BOLOCAM incorporates advances in bolometer fabrication, coupling optics, cryogenics and readout electronics and provides a test-bed of these technologies for future space missions (PLANCK, FIRST). I describe the results of tests of a prototype 24 channel system and the projected sensitivity and mapping speed of the full system integrated on the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory and LMT/GTM.
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