Reyes N.,University of Chile |
Reyes N.,Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy |
Tapia V.,University of Chile |
Henke D.,National Research Council Canada |
And 5 more authors.
Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering | Year: 2014
This work presents a complete study of the optical system for ALMA band 1, which covers the frequency range from 35 to 50 GHz, with the goal of extending the coverage up to 52GHz. Several options have been explored to comply with the stringent technical specifications, restrictions, and cost constraints. The best solution consists of a corrugated zoned lens, two infrared filters and a spline profiled corrugated horn. The calculated aperture efficiency is better than 75%, while the average noise contribution is lower than 10.3 K. The first prototypes of the system have been constructed and first evaluation results available. © 2014 SPIE.