BLAST - The balloon-borne large aperture sub-millimeter telescope

P. C. Hargrave, P. A.R. Ade, J. J. Bock, E. L. Chapin, J. Chung, M. J. Devlin, S. Dicker, M. Griffin, J. O. Gundersen, M. Halpern, D. H. Hughes, J. Klein, C. J. MacTavish, G. Marsden, P. G. Martin, T. G. Martin, P. Mauskopf, C. B. Netterfield, L. Olmi, E. PascaleG. Patanchon, M. Rex, D. Scott, C. Semisch, N. Thomas, M. D.P. Truch, C. Tucker, G. S. Tucker, M. P. Viero, D. V. Wiebe

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Abstract

The Balloon-borne Large Aperture Sub-millimeter Telescope (BLAST) has recently completed a highly successful long duration balloon flight from Antarctica. The instrument design incorporates a 2m diameter primary mirror, with large format bolometer arrays operating at 250, 350 and 500 microns. By providing the first sensitive large-area (>>10 sq. degrees) surveys at these wavelengths, BLAST will address some of the most important galactic and cosmological questions regarding the formation and evolution of stars, galaxies and clusters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIRMMW-THz2007 - Conference Digest of the Joint 32nd International Conference on Infrared and Millimetre Waves, and 15th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages596-597
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)1424414385, 9781424414383
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007
EventJoint 32nd International Conference on Infrared and Millimetre Waves, and 15th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics, IRMMW-THz2007 - Cardiff, United Kingdom
Duration: Sep 3 2007Sep 7 2007

Publication series

NameIRMMW-THz2007 - Conference Digest of the Joint 32nd International Conference on Infrared and Millimetre Waves, and 15th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics

Other

OtherJoint 32nd International Conference on Infrared and Millimetre Waves, and 15th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics, IRMMW-THz2007
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityCardiff
Period9/3/079/7/07

Keywords

  • Array
  • Balloon
  • Bolometer
  • Cryogenic
  • Detector
  • Sub-millimeter
  • Telescope

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Hargrave, P. C., Ade, P. A. R., Bock, J. J., Chapin, E. L., Chung, J., Devlin, M. J., Dicker, S., Griffin, M., Gundersen, J. O., Halpern, M., Hughes, D. H., Klein, J., MacTavish, C. J., Marsden, G., Martin, P. G., Martin, T. G., Mauskopf, P., Netterfield, C. B., Olmi, L., ... Wiebe, D. V. (2007). BLAST - The balloon-borne large aperture sub-millimeter telescope. In IRMMW-THz2007 - Conference Digest of the Joint 32nd International Conference on Infrared and Millimetre Waves, and 15th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics (pp. 596-597). [4516644] (IRMMW-THz2007 - Conference Digest of the Joint 32nd International Conference on Infrared and Millimetre Waves, and 15th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/icimw.2007.4516644