Performance And Deployment Status Of MUSCAT: A 1500-Pixel LEKID-Based Mm-Wave Camera For The Large Millimeter TelescopePaper (ASTR1)
Mon, 09 Nov 2020 03:45pm to 04:00pm
The Mexico-UK Sub-Millimetre Camera for AsTronomy (MUSCAT) is a 1.1-mm band receiver consisting of 1,500 single-colour lumped-element kinetic inductance detectors and is scheduled for deployment to the Large Millimeter Telescope (LMT) after the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. MUSCAT is designed to utilise the full field of view of the LMT’s upgraded 50-m primary mirror. Here we will present the as-measured performance of MUSCAT from the final lab-verification testing prior to shipping to the LMT. We will also explain the overall design of MUSCAT including the novel technologies utilised for which MUSCAT will provide a first on-sky demonstration.
Authors: Brien, Tom; Doyle, SImon; Ade, Peter; Barry, Peter; Castillo-Dominguez, Edgar; Ferrusca, Daniel; Gomez, Victor; Hargrave, Peter; Hornsby, Amber; Hughes, David; Mauskopf, Philip; Papageorgiou, Andreas; Pascale, Enzo; Rowe, Sam; Tapia, Marcial; Tucker, Carole; Velázquez, Miguel; Ventura, Salvador
Argonne National Lab, Arizona State University, Cardiff University, INAOE, La Sapienza Università di Roma, University of Hawai'i