Final delivery of water vapor readiometers for ALMA

Omnisys has successfully delivered all 58 water vapour radiometer systems for ALMA. In line with the schedule, the last radiometer was accepted by ALMA in beginning of December 2010. This is a major milestone in the project. There still are some spare parts to deliver and training of the local ALMA staff in Chile.

 

Omnisys now hope to build more radiometers for metrological purposes to other telescopes around the world. A variant with a standalone radiometer in a temperature controlled, outdoor cabinet is next to be developed.