The Design of the CCAT-prime Epoch of Reionization Spectrometer Instrument

  title={The Design of the CCAT-prime Epoch of Reionization Spectrometer Instrument},
  author={Nicholas F. Cothard and Steve K. Choi and Cody J. Duell and Terry L. Herter and J. Hubmayr and Jeff J. McMahon and Michael D. Niemack and Thomas Nikola and Carlos E. Sierra and Gordon J. Stacey and Eve M. Vavagiakis and Edward J. Wollack and Bugao Zou},
  journal={Journal of Low Temperature Physics},
The epoch of reionization spectrometer (EoR-Spec) is an instrument module for the Prime-Cam receiver of the 6-m aperture CCAT-prime Telescope at 5600 m in Chile. EoR-Spec will perform 158 $$\upmu $$ μ m [CII] line intensity mapping of star-forming regions at redshifts between 3.5 and 8 (420–210 GHz), tracing the evolution of structure during early galaxy formation. At lower redshifts, EoR-Spec will observe galaxies near the period of peak star formation—when most stars in today’s universe were… 

CCAT-prime: the optical design for the Epoch of reionization spectrometer

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CCAT-prime: the design of the epoch of reionization spectrometer detector arrays

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CCAT-prime: the epoch reionization spectrometer for primce-cam on FYST

The Fred Young Submillimeter Telescope (FYST), which is the telescope of the CCAT-prime project, will be located at 5600 m near the summit of Cerro Chajnantor in northern Chile, and will host the

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

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CCAT-prime/FYST: a status report on the ultra-widefield submillimeter observatory on Cerro Chajnantor

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CCAT-prime: the design and characterization of the silicon mirrors for the Fabry-Perot interferometer in the Epoch of reionization spectrometer

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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



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