William F. Grainger

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We have observed the Sunyaev–Zel'dovich effect in a sample of five moderate-redshift clusters with the Ryle Telescope, and used them in conjunction with X-ray imaging and spectral data from ROSAT and ASCA to measure the Hubble constant. This sample was chosen with a strict X-ray flux limit using both the BCS and NORAS cluster catalogues to be well above the(More)
We present the results of radio, optical and near-infrared observations of the field of TOC J0233.3+3021, a cluster of milliJansky radiosources from the TexOx Cluster survey. In an observation of this field with the Ryle Telescope (RT) at 15 GHz, we measure a decrement in the cosmic microwave background (CMB) of −675±95µJy on the RT's ≈ 0.65 kλ baseline.(More)
A laboratory prototype spectral-spatial interferometer has been constructed to demonstrate the feasibility of the double-Fourier technique at far infrared (FIR) wavelengths (0.15-1 THz). It is planned to use this demonstrator to investigate and validate important design features and data-processing methods for future astronomical FIR interferometer(More)
We present the results of radio, optical and near-infrared observations of the field of TOC J0233.3þ3021, a cluster of milliJansky radio sources from the TexOx Cluster survey. In an observation of this field with the Ryle Telescope (RT) at 15 GHz, we measure a decrement in the cosmic microwave background (CMB) of 2675 ^ 95mJy on the RT’s < 0:65 kl baseline.(More)
We have developed a passive 350 GHz (850 μm) video-camera to demonstrate lumped element kinetic inductance detectors (LEKIDs)--designed originally for far-infrared astronomy--as an option for general purpose terrestrial terahertz imaging applications. The camera currently operates at a quasi-video frame rate of 2 Hz with a noise equivalent temperature(More)
We investigate the possibility of using a flat-fold beam steering mirror for a cosmic microwave background B-mode experiment. An aluminium flat-fold mirror is found to add ∼0.075% polarization, which varies in a scan synchronous way. Time-domain simulations of a realistic scanning pattern are performed, and the effect on the power-spectrum illustrated, and(More)
We describe a maximum-likelihood technique for the removal of contaminating radio sources from interferometric observations of the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich (SZ) effect. This technique, based on a simultaneous fit for the radio sources and extended SZ emission, is also compared to techniques previously applied to Ryle Telescope observations and is found to be(More)
We describe a maximum-likelihood technique for the removal of contaminating radio sources from interferometric observations of the Sunyaev–Zel’dovich (SZ) effect. This technique, based on a simultaneous fit for the radio sources and extended SZ emission, is also compared to techniques previously applied to Ryle Telescope observations and is found to be(More)
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