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dc.contributor.supervisor Naylor, David A.
dc.contributor.author Smith, Graeme John
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2007-04-25T14:41:07Z
dc.date.available 2007-04-25T14:41:07Z
dc.date.issued 2000
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/122
dc.description xiii, 167 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en
dc.description.abstract The performance of existing and planned millimeter and submillimeter astronomical arrays is limited by fluctuations in the amount of atmosperic water vapor along the atenna's line of sight. Correcting the resulting phase distortion of the received signals is seen as a significant technological challenge. Measurements of the variation in the line-of-sight water vapor abundance at the level of 1 micron precipitable water vapor on a time scale of 1 second and at arbitrary antenna positions are required. This thesis describes the design of, and preliminary results obtained with, a water vapor monior operating at abundance at the level 1 micron precipitable water vapor on a time scale of 1 second and at arbitrary antenna positions are required. This thesis describes the design of, and preliminary results obtained with, a water vapor monitor operating at infrared wavelengths which shows considerable promise for this application. Improvements in, and future plans for, the second generation water vapor monitor currently under development are also discussed. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Arts and Science, 2000 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en
dc.subject Millimeter astronomy en
dc.subject Infrared astronomy en
dc.subject Visible infrared spin scan radiometer en
dc.title An infrared radiometer for millimeter astronomy en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science
dc.publisher.department Department of Physics
dc.degree.level Masters


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