Design, Construction and Characterization of an IF Processor for the FFT Spectrometer of the Yebes 40 Meter Radio Telescope

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  • Author: Jose Antonio Lopez-Perez and David Cuadrado-Calle; Centro Astronomico de Yebes (CAY)
The CAY 40 meter radio telescope is equipped with a Fast Fourier Transform spectrometer, so-called FFTS, from Radiometer Physics GmbH, for the detection and observation of molecular lines in single-dish mode. The spectrometer has eight modules, each one configurable during booting in any of the operation modes described in Table 1.