NIKA

The New IRAM KID Arrays (NIKA) is a dual-band (150 and 240 GHz) Kinetic Inductance Detectors camera for continuum observations at the IRAM 30m telescope. NIKA has been built by the Institut Néel, LPSC, IPAG and IRAM Grenoble, and the University of Cardiff. NIKA comprises two focal planes: 132 pixels at 120-170 GHz and 224 pixels at 200-280 GHz. NIKA covers simultaneously in the two bands the same portion of the Sky with an instantaneous field-of-view of 2 arc-min.

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Overview

NIKA is a dual band instrument using few hundreds of Kinetic Inductance Detectors (KID). The KID resonances variations which are dependent on the incoming power are probed by a comb of tones allowing to perform frequency domain multiplexing. Being a prototype in constant evolution the arrays characteristics (number of pixels, field of view, sensitivity, etc.) have evolved over the years from each test run to the other. The main characteristics of the latest configuration are summarized on the following table.

last update: 17-Feb-2014

Number of KIDs

Wavelength

Bandwidth (FWHM)

NEFD

HPBW

FoV

Spacing

NIKA 1mm band

196 (136 valid)

1.25 mm

220-270 GHz

35 mJy*s1/2 (preliminary)

12.0"

1.8'

6.8"

NIKA 2mm band

128 (114 valid)

2.00 mm

137-172 GHz

14 mJy*s1/2 (preliminary)

17.5"

2.0'

9.6"


Call for proposals

NIKA is offered for the first time to the community the winter semester 2013/14:


Reports and Publications


Support teams


How-to's


Open runs

3rd NIKA pool (Jan-Feb 2015)

The 3rd NIKA open pool will take place from the January 27th to February 10th.

For information about the accepted projects and the observers at the 30m please go to:

The progress of the pool can be followed via:

Both databases are synchronized and can be used to write/read the logsheet.

2nd NIKA pool (November 2014)

1st NIKA pool (February 2014)

Available data products

Run

Date

v0

v1

v2

1st NIKA pool

Feb 2014

(./)

(./)

{X}

2nd NIKA pool

Nov 2014

(./)

{X}

{X}

3rd NIKA pool

Jan 2015

(./)

{X}

{X}

To retrive the data please use the following command:

scp  xxx-yy@enter.iram.es:~/observationData/nika/v?.tar.gz  /path/in/your/computer 

where xxx-yy is your project number and v? is the version of the data to retrieve (options are v0, v1, and v2).


Technical runs


NIKA2

NIKA2


Author: Israel Hermelo (IRAM 30m continuum pool manager)

email: hermelo@iram.es

Created: 2013.Dec.16

This page is maintained by IH, CK, SL and the NIKA team

Last update: 2014.Dec.17

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