At millimeter and submillimeter wavelengths, it has become possible to observe the molecular constituents of cometary ices as they sublimate from the nucleus. Mapping, for which FCRAO is the premier instrument in the world, is key to distinguishing among the chemical and physical processes that take place in the cometary environment.
Professors Jackson and Yngvesson, and the students associated with LAMMDA carry out research centered on technology related to integrated microwave, millimeter wave, and submillimeter wave (Terahertz) components. LAMMDA activities include fundamental analysis, modeling and measurement of devices and circuits that have applications ranging from commercial microwave intergrated systems to radio astronomy.
Electrical and Computer Engineering
College of Engineering
Professors Jackson and Yngvesson
superconducting magnet, two gas lasers, prototype machine shop, a Cascade probe station, Agilent network analyzer for 50 GHz measurements, sources and sweepers extending to 110 GHz