Physics and Astrophysics Research Seminar Series

“CHARMing” – Developing an astronomical heterodyne receiver for the Large Millimetre Telescope

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As part of the School of Science and Technology's Physics and Astrophysics Research Seminar Series, Eimear Gallagher, Nottingham Trent University presents: “CHARMing” – Developing an astronomical heterodyne receiver for the Large Millimetre Telescope.

  • From: Wednesday 11 December 2019, 2 pm
  • To: Wednesday 11 December 2019, 3 pm
  • Location: 015, CELS, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham, NG11 8NS

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Event details

As part of the School of Science and Technology's Physics and Astrophysics Research Seminar Series, Eimear Gallagher, Nottingham Trent University presents: “CHARMing” – Developing an astronomical heterodyne receiver for the Large Millimetre Telescope.

Abstract

CHARM is an astronomical heterodyne receiver developed for the Large Millimetre Telescope (LMT) in Puebla Mexico as part of the ASTEC project (Astronomical Systems, Technology and Engineering Collaboration). The project is supported through a Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) award with the objective of developing links with Mexican researchers and training them in high-frequency heterodyne receiver development and use. The project is led by the University of Manchester with the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Space Department (RAL Space) providing technical development. This talk will present the design, development, testing and installation of CHARM as carried out by a small team of RAL Space engineers during my placement year working within the Millimetre Wave Technology Group.

More information can be found at: https://www.ralspace.stfc.ac.uk/Pages/Collaborating-with-CHARM.aspx

This seminar is hosted by Elizabeth Lawley

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For any enquires please contact Ian Shuttleworth

Location details

Room/Building:

015, CELS

Address:

Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus
Clifton Lane
Nottingham
NG11 8NS

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