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Title: Systems and control software for the Atacama Cosmology Telescope.
Author: Amiri, Mandana; Burger, Bryce; Halpern, Mark; Hasselfield, Matthew; Knotek, Stan
Issue Date: 2008
Publicly Available in cIRcle 2011-09-13
Publisher Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
Citation: Switzer, Eric R.; Allen, C.; Amiri, Mandana; Appel, John W.; Battistelli, Elia S.; Burger, Bryce; Chervenak, James A.; Dahlen, Alex J.; Das, Sudeep; Devlin, Mark J.; Dicker, Simon R.; Doriese, William B.; Dünner, Rolando; Essinger-Hileman, Thomas M.; Gao, Xiaofeng; Halpern, Mark; Hasselfield, Matthew; Hilton, Gene C.; Hincks, Adam D.; Irwin, Kent D.; Knotek, Stan; Fisher, Ryan P.; Fowler, Joseph W.; Jarosik, Norman C.; Kaul, Madhuri; Joh Klein, Lau, Judy M.; Limon, Michele; Lupton, Robert H.; Marriage, Tobias A.; Martocci, Krista L.; Moseley, S. Harvey; Netterfield, C. Barth; Niemack, Michael D.; Nolta, Michael R.; Page, Lyman A.; Parker, Lucas P.; B. A. Reid, Reintsema, Carl D.; Sederberg, Audrey J.; Sievers, Jonathan L.; Spergel, David N.; Staggs, Suzanne T.; Stryzak, Omelan R.; Swetz, Daniel S.; Thornton, Robert J.; Wollack, Edward J.; Zhao, Yue. Systems and control software for the Atacama Cosmology Telescope. Advanced Software and Control for Astronomy II, edited by Alan Bridger, Nicole M. Radziwill, Proceedings of SPIE Volume 7019, 70192L, 2008. http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.790006
Abstract: The Atacama Cosmology Telescope (ACT) is designed to measure temperature anisotropies of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) at arcminute resolution. It is the first CMB experiment to employ a 32×32 close-packed array of free-space-coupled transition-edge superconducting bolometers. We describe the organization of the telescope systems and software for autonomous, scheduled operations. When paired with real-time data streaming and display, we are able to operate the telescope at the remote site in the Chilean Altiplano via the Internet from North America. The telescope had a data rate of 70 GB/day in the 2007 season, and the 2008 upgrade to three arrays will bring this to 210 GB/day. Copyright 2008 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic reproduction and distribution, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper are prohibited.
Affiliation: Science, Faculty ofPhysics and Astronomy, Department of
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/37300
Peer Review Status: Reviewed
Scholarly Level: Faculty

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