One of the aims of the Nanocosmos project is to develop a simulation gas chamber (the “Gas Cell” for chemical evolution) under vacuum conditions, in order to mimick the molecular processes underlying chemical reactions of astrophysical interest (in particular, those occurring at the dust formation zone of AGB stars). These gases can be observed in-situ using radio astronomical receivers, which results advantageous in terms of spectral resolution and sensitivity. These experiments will be complemented by high resolution astronomical observations with the 40 m radio telescope at the Yebes Astronomical Observatory, in which Q and W band receivers must be upgraded to provide wider bandwidth and better spectral resolution. The development of this instrumentation has been finished and is a key aspect of the Nanocosmos project.
Below, several Yebes internal reports are presented to show the developments and upgrades of this instrumentation.
- Design of Q and W band feeds for the Nanocosmos project
Authors: F. Tercero & O. García-Pérez
CDT Technical Report 2018-8
- Servosistema para Nanocosmos
Author: C. Albo
CDT Technical Report 2018-5
- Nanocosmos servosystem Interface Command Document
Author: C. Albo
CDT Technical Report 2018-2
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- 31.5 GHz-50.0 GHz Ortho-Mode Transducer for the Nanocosmos receiver in the 40m Radiotelescope
Authors: S. Lopez-Ruiz, F. Tercero, M. G. Nuñez, J. A. López-Fernández
CDT Technical Report 2017-1
- First proof of concept of the Nanocosmos project: a gas chamber at the 40m RT
Authors: P. de Vicente, J. Cernicharo, J. A. Martín-Gago, J. D. Gallego, K. Lauwaet, M. Pérez, F. Tercero, G. Santoro
CDT Technical Report 2015-15