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Paper: First Light with MUSTANG: A 90 GHz Bolometer Array for the Green Bank Telescope
Volume: 395, Frontiers of Astrophysics: A Celebration of NRAO's 50th Anniversary
Page: 374
Authors: Mason, B.; Dicker, S.; Korngut, P.; Benford, D.; Chervenak, J.; Devlin, M.; Figueroa, E.; Forgione, J.; Irwin, K.; Mello, M.; Maher, S.; Moseley, H.; Norrod, R.; Staghun, J.; White, S.
Abstract: In Fall of 2006 first light was achieved at 3mm on the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT) using a Superconducting Quantum Interference Device (SQUID)-multiplexed, Transition-Edge Supercomducting (TES) bolometer array. This instrument—the Multiplexed Squid/Tes Array for Ninety Gigahertz, or MUSTANG—was designed and built by the University of Pennsylvania, NASA/GSFC, NIST, and NRAO. We describe the instrument, results from first light observations on the GBT, subsequent progress in the laboratory, and plans for the future.
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