CCAT-prime: design of the Mod-Cam receiver and 280 GHz MKID instrument module

  title={CCAT-prime: design of the Mod-Cam receiver and 280 GHz MKID instrument module},
  author={Eve M. Vavagiakis and Cody J. Duell and Jason Austermann and J. A. Beall and Tanay Bhandarkar and Scott C. Chapman and Steve K. Choi and Gabriele Coppi and Simon R. Dicker and Mark J. Devlin and Rodrigo G. Freundt and Jiansong Gao and Christopher Groppi and Terry L. Herter and Zachary B. Huber and J. Hubmayr and Doug Johnstone and B. Keller and Anna M. Kofman and Yaqiong Li and P. D. Mauskopf and Jeff J. McMahon and Jenna Moore and Colin C. Murphy and Michael D. Niemack and Thomas Nikola and John L. Orlowski-Scherer and Kayla M. Rossi and Adrian K. Sinclair and Gordon J. Stacey and J. N. Ullom and Michael R. Vissers and Jordan Wheeler and Zhilei Xu and Ningfeng Zhu and Bugao Zou},
  booktitle={Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation},
Mod-Cam is a first light and commissioning instrument for the CCAT-prime project’s six-meter aperture Fred Young Submillimeter Telescope (FYST), currently under construction at 5600 m on Cerro Chajnantor in Chile’s Atacama Desert. Prime-Cam, a first-generation science instrument for FYST, will deliver over ten times greater mapping speed than current and near-term facilities for unprecedented 280–850 GHz broadband and spectroscopic measurements with microwave kinetic inductance detectors (MKIDs… 

CCAT-prime: the 850 GHz camera for prime-cam on FYST

The Fred Young Submillimeter Telescope (FYST) at the Cerro-Chajnantor Atacama Telescope prime (CCATprime) Facility will host Prime-Cam as a powerful, first generation camera with imaging polarimeters



CCAT-prime: Designs and status of the first light 280 GHz MKID array and mod-cam receiver

  • C. DuellE. Vavagiakis B. Zou
  • Physics
    Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy X
  • 2020
The CCAT-prime project's first light array will be deployed in Mod-Cam, a single-module testbed and first light cryostat, on the Fred Young Submillimeter Telescope (FYST) in Chile's high Atacama

Prime-Cam: a first-light instrument for the CCAT-prime telescope

CCAT-prime will be a 6-meter aperture telescope operating from sub-mm to mm wavelengths, located at 5600 meters elevation on Cerro Chajnantor in the Atacama Desert in Chile. Its novel crossed-Dragone

CCAT-Prime: Characterization of the First 280 GHz MKID Array for Prime-Cam

The Prime-Cam receiver on the Fred Young Submillimeter Telescope for the CCAT-prime project aims to address important astrophysical and cosmological questions with sensitive broadband, polarimetric,

Sensitivity of the Prime-Cam Instrument on the CCAT-Prime Telescope

CCAT-prime is a new 6 m crossed Dragone telescope designed to characterize the cosmic microwave background (CMB) polarization and foregrounds, measure the Sunyaev–Zel’dovich effects of galaxy

CCAT-prime: the Fred Young Submillimeter Telescope (FYST) final design and fabrication

The Fred Young Submillimeter Telescope (FYST) is a 6-meter diameter telescope currently being built by the CCAT-prime project that will observe at millimeter and submillimeter wavelengths. It will

CCAT-prime Collaboration: Science Goals and Forecasts with Prime-Cam on the Fred Young Submillimeter Telescope

We present a detailed overview of the science goals and predictions for the Prime-Cam direct detection camera/spectrometer being constructed by the CCAT-prime collaboration for dedicated use on the

CCAT-prime: RFSoC based readout for frequency multiplexed kinetic inductance detectors

A baseline firmware design is described which can read out four independent RF networks each with 500 MHz of bandwidth and 1000 detectors for ∼30 W and which is driven by the 850 GHz instrument module of the seven-module Prime-Cam instrument.

Development and performance of universal readout harness for the Simons Observatory

The Simons Observatory (SO) is a ground-based cosmic microwave background (CMB) survey experiment that consists of three 0.5 m small-aperture telescopes and one 6 m large-aperture telescope, sited at

Instrumental performance and results from testing of the BLAST-TNG receiver, submillimeter optics, and MKID detector arrays

Polarized thermal emission from interstellar dust grains can be used to map magnetic fields in star forming molecular clouds and the diffuse interstellar medium (ISM). The Balloon-borne Large

The Simons Observatory: the Large Aperture Telescope Receiver (LATR) integration and validation results

The Simons Observatory (SO) will observe the cosmic microwave background (CMB) from Cerro Toco in the Atacama Desert of Chile. The observatory consists of three 0.5 m Small Aperture Telescopes (SATs)