Argus: A W-band 16-pixel focal plane array for the Green Bank Telescope

Kiruthika Devaraj, Sarah Church, Kieran Cleary, David Frayer, Rohit Gawande, Paul Goldsmith, Joshua Gundersen, Andrew Harris, Pekka Kangaslahti, Anthony Readhead, Rodrigo Reeves, Lorene Samoska, Matt Sieth, Patricia Voll

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Abstract

We are building Argus, a 16-pixel square-packed focal plane array that will cover the 75-115.3 GHz frequency range on the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT). The primary research area for Argus is the study of star formation within our Galaxy and nearby galaxies. Argus will map key molecules that trace star formation, including carbon monoxide (CO) and hydrogen cyanide (HCN). An additional key science area is astrochemistry, which will be addressed by observing complex molecules in the interstellar medium, and the study of formation of solar systems, which will be addressed by identifying dense pre-stellar cores and by observing comets in our solar system. Argus has a highly scalable architecture and will be a technology path finder for larger arrays. The array is modular in construction, which will allow easy replacement of malfunctioning and poorly performing components.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2014 United States National Committee of URSI National Radio Science Meeting, USNC-URSI NRSM 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781479931200
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 16 2014
Event2014 United States National Committee of URSI National Radio Science Meeting, USNC-URSI NRSM 2014 - Boulder, United States
Duration: Jan 8 2014Jan 11 2014

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Name2014 United States National Committee of URSI National Radio Science Meeting, USNC-URSI NRSM 2014

Other

Other2014 United States National Committee of URSI National Radio Science Meeting, USNC-URSI NRSM 2014
CountryUnited States
CityBoulder
Period1/8/141/11/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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    Devaraj, K., Church, S., Cleary, K., Frayer, D., Gawande, R., Goldsmith, P., Gundersen, J., Harris, A., Kangaslahti, P., Readhead, A., Reeves, R., Samoska, L., Sieth, M., & Voll, P. (2014). Argus: A W-band 16-pixel focal plane array for the Green Bank Telescope. In 2014 United States National Committee of URSI National Radio Science Meeting, USNC-URSI NRSM 2014 [6928110] (2014 United States National Committee of URSI National Radio Science Meeting, USNC-URSI NRSM 2014). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/USNC-URSI-NRSM.2014.6928110