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dc.contributor.supervisor David, Naylor
dc.contributor.author AbdElazim, Sherif
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-29T17:45:33Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-29T17:45:33Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/3628
dc.description.abstract Despite that over half the energy emitted by the universe falls in the sub-millimetre wavelength region, and the fact that sub-millimetre astronomy enables the study of star formation, it remains an unexplored field. This is due to the low transmittance of the atmosphere and the complexity of the instrumentation. However, recent advances in technology have resulted in instruments that can explore this waveband. One such instrument, FTS-2, is a Fourier transform spectrometer that has been developed for use with a new bolometric camera SCUBA-2. FTS-2 will provide wide field imaging spectroscopy at sub-millimetre wavelengths. This thesis presents the current performance of FTS-2 based on the results obtained from commissioning. As with the application with any new technology, unforeseen issues emerged. The thesis identifies several issues and introduces potential solutions. Although limited astronomical data were obtained, spectra of Venus have been analysed, and provide an indication of the potential of FTS-2. en_US
dc.language.iso en_CA en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en_US
dc.subject Fourier transform spectrometer en_US
dc.subject TES bolometers en_US
dc.subject Venus en_US
dc.subject Sub-millimetre astronomy en_US
dc.subject Ozone abundance en_US
dc.subject Submillimetre Common-User Bolometer Array-2 en_US
dc.subject Superconducting Quantum Interface Device en_US
dc.subject James Clerk Maxwell Telescope en_US
dc.title The commissioning of FTS-2 en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Physics and Astronomy en_US
dc.degree.grantor Masters
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0606 en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0605 en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0725 en_US
dc.proquestyes Yes en_US


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