Supercam: a 64-pixel array heterodyne receiver for the smt


Supercam, a SORAL project, is a 345 GHz, 64-pixel heterodyne imaging spectrometer being prepared for installation on the Submillimeter Telescope (SMT). In the Fall of 2011 the receiver will begin its survey of 500 square degrees of the Galactic plane in 12CO J=3-2. This large scale survey will help answer fundamental questions about the formation, physical conditions, and energetics of molecular clouds within the Milky Way. For more on the science, please go here.  The data set will be available via the web to all interested researchers. By integrating SIS mixer devices with Low Noise Amplifiers (LNAs) in 8- 1x8 modules, the size needed for the cryostat and the complexity of internal wiring is significantly reduced. The instrument will be installed in the apex room of the Heinrich Hertz Telescope (HHT) in the fall of 2011.


welcome to the supercam webpage!