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ALMA system verification
Author(s): Richard Sramek; Koh-Ichiro Morita; Masahiro Sugimoto; Peter Napier; Maurizio Miccolis; Pavel Yagoubov; Denis Barkats; William Dent; Satoki Matsushita; Nicholas Whyborn; Shin'ichiro Asayama; Javier Marti Canales; Ravinder Bhatia; Eugene DuVall; Samantha Blair
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Paper Abstract

The ALMA aperture synthesis radio telescope is under construction in northern Chile. This paper presents the organization and process of ALMA System Verification. The purpose of System Verification is to measure the performance of the integrated instrument with respect to the ALMA System Technical Requirements. The System Technical Requirements flow down from the Science Requirements of the telescope and are intended to guide the design of the array and set the standards for technical performance. The process of System Verification will help determine how well the ALMA telescope meets its science goals. Some verification results are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8444, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes IV, 84442K (17 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.925449
Show Author Affiliations
Richard Sramek, Joint ALMA Observatory (Chile)
Koh-Ichiro Morita, Joint ALMA Observatory (Chile)
Masahiro Sugimoto, Joint ALMA Observatory (Chile)
Peter Napier, Joint ALMA Observatory (Chile)
Maurizio Miccolis, Joint ALMA Observatory (Chile)
Pavel Yagoubov, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Denis Barkats, Joint ALMA Observatory (Chile)
William Dent, Joint ALMA Observatory (Chile)
Satoki Matsushita, Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Taiwan)
Nicholas Whyborn, Joint ALMA Observatory (Chile)
Shin'ichiro Asayama, Joint ALMA Observatory (Chile)
Javier Marti Canales, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
Ravinder Bhatia, Joint ALMA Observatory (Chile)
Eugene DuVall, Joint ALMA Observatory (Chile)
Samantha Blair, Joint ALMA Observatory (Chile)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8444:
Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes IV
Larry M. Stepp; Roberto Gilmozzi; Helen J. Hall, Editor(s)

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