APEX - Foreseen Changes

  • LABOCA: this 870 µm bolometer array may be replaced by a wider-field camera, A-MKIDs, in 2019.
  • Backends: A new set of Facility backends with up to 64 GHz of instantaneous bandwidth is expected to be installed on APEX in the second half of 2018. It will serve the instruments SEPIA and nFLASH, allowing to record the full IF bandwidth of all receivers.