Analysis, Simulation and Cryogenic/Mechanical Design for ALMA Band 5 Cartridge
Licentiatavhandling, 2011

This licentiate thesis describes the work conducted by the author during the development of the ALMA Band 5 cartridge. The ALMA project as an international collaboration between various continents consisting of 66 antennas in total with ten ALMA receivers that observes in the range from 31 GHz and 950 GHz. The ALMA Band 5 receiver cartridge is designed for a frequency range of 163-211 GHz. For achieving the lowest possible system noise temperature, internal key components in the ALMA Band 5 cartridge, such as mixers and amplifiers, should experience a low temperature in the cryogenic region. By optimizing thermal heat load at various temperature stages and create a rigid structure by using various properties of material’s behaviour in cryogenic temperature, the cartridge are shown to be fulfilling all specified specifications.

mechanical stress

ALMA frontend

thermal contraction.

receiver cartridge

cryogenics

Fasrummet (A820), Kemivägen 9, Chalmers University of Technology
Opponent: Docent Michael Olberg, Onsala Space Observatory

Författare

Magnus Strandberg

Chalmers, Rymd- och geovetenskap, Avancerad mottagarutveckling

Analysis, Simulation and Design of Cryogenic Systems for ALMA Band 5 Prototype Cartridge

Proceedings of the 20TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON SPACE TERAHERTZ TECHNOLOGY, Charlottesville, VA, USA, April 20-22, 2009,; (2009)p. 307-310

Paper i proceeding

Styrkeområden

Informations- och kommunikationsteknik

Drivkrafter

Hållbar utveckling

Innovation och entreprenörskap

Ämneskategorier

Rymd- och flygteknik

Övrig annan teknik

Fundament

Grundläggande vetenskaper

Fasrummet (A820), Kemivägen 9, Chalmers University of Technology

Opponent: Docent Michael Olberg, Onsala Space Observatory