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8 October 2004 A bolometer array for the SPEctral Energy Distribution (SPEED)Camera
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The SPEED camera is being developed to study the spectral energy distributions of high redshift galaxies, Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect in X-ray clusters and other cold objects in the universe. Its initial runs will be done on the 10 m Heinrich Hertz Submillimeter Telescope (HHSMT), with later runs using the Large Millimeter Telescope (LMT). SPEED requires a 2x2 pixel cryogenic detector array of Frequency Selective Bolometers (FSB). Each of the pixels will have four frequency bands in the ~150-350 GHz range. Here we describe the development of the detector array of these high efficiency FSBs. The FSB design provides the multi-pixel multi-spectral band capability required for SPEED in a compact, light weight, stackable array. The SPEED FSB bolometers will use proximity effect superconducting transition edge sensors (TES) as their temperature-sensing element permitting significantly higher levels of electronic multiplexing in future applications where larger numbers of detectors may be required.
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Robert F. Silverberg, Barbara Campano, Tina C. Chen, Edward Cheng, David A. Cottingham, Thomas M. Crawford, Tom Downes, Fred M. Finkbeiner, Dale J. Fixsen, Dan Logan, Stephan S. Meyer, Thushara Perera, Elmer H. Sharp, and Grant W. Wilson "A bolometer array for the SPEctral Energy Distribution (SPEED)Camera", Proc. SPIE 5498, Millimeter and Submillimeter Detectors for Astronomy II, (8 October 2004);


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