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L'interferometre Millimetrique Etendu de l'Hemisphere Nord (NOEMA)


Action : Equipements d'excellence


N° de convention : 10-EQPX-0041

Informations générales

  • Référence projet : 10-EQPX-0041
  • RST : Karl SCHUSTER
  • Etablissement Coordinateur : Institut Radio Astronomie Millimetrique
  • Région du projet : Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
  • Discipline : 3 - STUE
  • Aide allouée : 10 000 000 €
  • Date de début du projet : 22/02/2011
  • Date de fin du projet : 31/12/2019
  • Site web du projet : www.iram-institute.org
  • Mots clés : radioastronomie millimétrique, interférometrie

Résumé du projet

The NOEMA (Northern Extended Millimeter Array) project is the extension of the IRAM Plateau de Bure interferometer. It includes in its first phase (NOEMA Phase I, 2013-2017):- the construction of 4 millimeter wave antennas of 15 m diameter, in addition to the existing 6 antennas;- the development of new generation wide-band ultra-low-noise receivers for all 10 antennas;- and the development of an advanced wideband correlator.The performances of the observatory will be improved by several orders of magnitude, opening new and exciting opportunities for the astronomical community. NOEMA Phase II will add 2 additional antennas (for a grand total of 12) and extend the possible baselines (the distance between antennas) from 800 m to 1.6 km.After several years of design, research and development activities, the main construction phase has started in 2013. The first new antennas, the 7th and 8th of the observatory, have started routine science observations during the Spring 2015 and 2016. The name of the observatory has been officialy changed to "NOEMA" early 2015. The 9th antenna is now completed and has started its science commissioning in March 2017. In the meantime, he construction of the 10th antenna has started.The NOEMA project remains on-budget and on-schedule, with an expected completion at the end of 2017 (Phase I).

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