The Submillimeter Array

Receiver Lab Talks: 2023

Questions: Edward Tong
Time: Wednesday 1:00 PM EST/EDT
Where: Zoom

Date Speaker Title Summary
Feb 1Edward Tong
Test Data from the first wSMA Receiver The prototype wSMA cryostat has recently been shipped to Mauna Kea, Hawaii, and one round of optical alignment has been performed. The low and high band wSMA cartridges, together with their associated LO modules will be shipped in February, with the hope that they will see first light shortly thereafter. In this talk, I will present the perfromance data collected on this receiver pair in the Receiver Lab in Cambridge, during the integration tests, as well as the projected schedule for wSMA receiver deployment.
Feb 8Kieran Cleary
The CO Mapping Array Project (COMAP) The CO Mapping Array Project is using its Pathfinder instrument to perform line intensity mapping of galaxies at z~3. The Pathfinder is a 19-feed single-polarization spectrometer focal plane array fielded on a 10.4-m telescope at the Owens Valley Radio Observatory. In this talk, I will report on the Pathfinder instrument design, the current status of the Pathfinder Survey and future plans for the project involving a prototype dish for the next generation Very Large Array.

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