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Paper: CARMA: Combined Array for Research in Millimeter-wave Astronomy
Volume: 395, Frontiers of Astrophysics: A Celebration of NRAO's 50th Anniversary
Page: 362
Authors: Bock, D.C.-J.; Carpenter, J.M.
Abstract: The Combined Array for Research in Millimeter-wave Astronomy (CARMA) has been formed from the millimeter-wave antennas of the Owens Valley Radio Observatory (OVRO) and the Berkeley-Illinois-Maryland Associ- ation (BIMA) Array. CARMA consists of six 10.4 m and nine 6.1 m diameter antennas on a site at elevation 2200 m in the Inyo Mountains near Bishop, California. The array is operated by an association that includes the California Institute of Technology and the Universities of California (Berkeley), Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), and Maryland. The University of Chicago’s Sunyaev-Zel’dovich Array (SZA) is expected to join CARMA with eight 3.5 m antennas in 2008. CARMA has been conducting community 3 mm observations since the beginning of 2007 in two of the five antenna configurations. Commissioning observations at 1 mm are underway, and antenna configurations containing very short (8 m) and long (1.7 km) baselines will be commissioned later this year. The next call for proposals will be issued this summer.
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