Instruments

The instrumentation programme at APEX satisfies both the need of having a test-bed for the development of state-of-the-art equipment, as well as providing general use instruments to cover a broad range of scientific needs. The facility instruments try to fill this need of providing multiple capabilities, while the PI instrumentation is usually focused on testing new technologies or challenging regimes.

Facility instrumentation overview

Instrument
(FE/BE)
TypeFreq [GHz]HPBW (arcsec)IF range [GHz]BeamsPolCabinStatusNotes
nFLASH230
FFTS1
Het SIS (2SB)196-28132-224-121DualAOKInst. 2020 Q1
SEPIA345
FFTS1
Het SIS (2SB)272-37623-174-121DualAOKInst. 2020 Q1
LABOCA
ABBA
Bolometer array34519295COK
nFLASH460
FFTS4G
Het SIS (2SB)378-50717-124-81DualAOKInst. 2020 Q1
SEPIA660
FFTS1
Het SIS (2SB)578-73810-94-121DualAOK

PI instrumentation overview

Instrument
(FE/BE)
TypeFreq [GHz]HPBW (arcsec)IF range [GHz]BeamsPolCabinStatusNotes
SEPIA180
FFTS1
Het SIS (2SB)157-21139-314-81DualAOK
PI230
FFTS4G
Het SIS (2SB)200-27031-234-121SingleBOKDual polarisation before 2020.
LASMA
FTTS4G
Het SIS (2SB ) array268-37523-174-87SingleBOK
ARTEMIS450
BEAR
Bolometer array666 (450 μm)92300COKDual colour with ARTEMIS350
ARTEMIS350
BEAR
Bolometer array856 (350 μm)72300COKDual colour with ARTEMIS450
CHAMP690
FFTS4G
Het SIS (DSB) array620-7209-74-87SingleBNODual colour with CHAMP810
CHAMP810
FFTS4G
Het SIS (DSB) array780-8507-64-87SingleBNODual colour with CHAMP690

Past or visiting instruments

Check here the list of instrumentation already decommissioned or the list of visiting instruments not permanently installed at APEX.