The NIKA2 Instrument at 30-m IRAM Telescope: Performance and Results

A. Catalano, R. Adam, P. A.R. Ade, P. André, H. Aussel, A. Beelen, A. Benoît, A. Bideaud, N. Billot, O. Bourrion, M. Calvo, B. Comis, M. de Petris, F. X. Désert, S. Doyle, E. F.C. Driessen, J. Goupy, C. Kramer, G. Lagache, S. LeclercqJ. F. Lestrade, J. F. Macías-Pérez, Philip Mauskopf, F. Mayet, A. Monfardini, E. Pascale, L. Perotto, G. Pisano, N. Ponthieu, V. Revéret, A. Ritacco, C. Romero, H. Roussel, F. Ruppin, K. Schuster, A. Sievers, S. Triqueneaux, C. Tucker, R. Zylka, E. Barria, G. Bres, P. Camus, P. Chanthib, G. Donnier-Valentin, O. Exshaw, G. Garde, A. Gerardin, J. P. Leggeri, F. Levy-Bertrand, C. Guttin, C. Hoarau, M. Grollier, J. L. Mocellin, G. Pont, H. Rodenas, O. Tissot, G. Galvez, D. John, H. Ungerechts, S. Sanchez, P. Mellado, M. Munoz, F. Pierfederici, J. Penalver, S. Navarro, G. Bosson, J. L. Bouly, J. Bouvier, C. Geraci, C. Li, J. Menu, N. Ponchant, S. Roni, S. Roudier, J. P. Scordillis, D. Tourres, C. Vescovi, A. Barbier, D. Billon-Pierron, A. Adane, A. Andrianasolo, A. Bracco, G. Coiffard, R. Evans, A. Maury, A. Rigby

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The New IRAM KID Arrays 2 (NIKA2) consortium has just finished installing and commissioning a millimetre camera on the IRAM 30-m telescope. It is a dual-band camera operating with three frequency-multiplexed kilo-pixels arrays of lumped element kinetic inductance detectors (LEKID) cooled at 150 mK, designed to observe the intensity and polarisation of the sky at 260 and 150 GHz (1.15 and 2 mm). NIKA2 is today an IRAM resident instrument for millimetre astronomy, such as intracluster medium from intermediate to distant clusters and so for the follow-up of Planck satellite detected clusters, high redshift sources and quasars, early stages of star formation and nearby galaxies emission. We present an overview of the instrument performance as it has been evaluated at the end of the commissioning phase.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)916-922
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Low Temperature Physics
Issue number5-6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2018


  • Detectors LEKID
  • Large arrays
  • Millimetre astrophysics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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