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Paper: Astronomical Verification of ALMA Array Elements
Volume: 476, New Trends in Radio Astronomy in the ALMA Era
Page: 413
Authors: Asayama, S.; Knee, L. B. G.; Calisse, P. G.; Colque, J. P.; López, C.; Nakos, T.; Phillips, N. M.; Plarre, K. H.; Radiszcz, M. C.; Siringo, G.; Yatagai, H.
Abstract: The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) will consist of at least 54 twelve-meter and 12 seven-meter antennas operating as an aperture synthesis array in the (sub)millimeter wavelength range. The ALMA System Integration Science Team (SIST) verifies and characterizes the astronomical performance of the ALMA array elements as single dish and interferometric systems before being accepted for array commissioning. These activities occur both at the Operations Support Facility (OSF; just below 3000 m elevation) and at the Array Operations Site (AOS) at 5000 m.
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