Status & Plans within CARA
• Ready to utilize new dual frequency
receiver (460-495 / 810 GHz)
• Modifications completed to
accommodate SPIFI
– New secondary mirror, kinematic mount
– Computer-controlled motion of new mirror support
structure
– Counterbalanced tertiary chopper motor
– New “baby-buggy” cover
• Lucent Technologies IF Switch Box to
be installed Jan 2000
• SPIFI and PoleSTAR array receivers to
be installed Nov 2000
• Proposal to be submitted to NSF / OPP
for continued operation of AST/RO in
post-CARA epoch