The ALMA Band 9 cartridge is a compact receiver unit for the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) containing the core of a 600-720 GHz heterodyne front end, including a solid-state local oscillator; broadband SIS mixers; and a 4-12 GHz IF amplifier chain.
This paper describes the design and performance of the first Band 9 cartridge. The experience gained with this unit is being used to optimize the design in preparation for the production of sufficient cartridges to fully populate the ALMA and ALMA Compact Arrays (ultimately requiring roughly 80 cartridges).
|Title of host publication
|Subtitle of host publication
|The Joint 30th International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves and 13th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics, Vols 1 and 2
|Place of Publication
|IEEE (The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
|Number of pages
|Published - 2005
|Joint 30th International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves/13th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics - , Holy See (Vatican City)
Duration: 19-Sept-2005 → 23-Sept-2005
|Joint 30th International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves/13th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics
|Holy See (Vatican City)
|19/09/2005 → 23/09/2005