|Bolocam Z-Spec SPIRE Cal-Tech Submillimeter Observatory MKID CCAT
The Microwave Kinetic Inductance (MKID) camera can observe the "cooler" areas of space, such as high Z-shift galaxies,
MKIDs are superconducting resonant circuits used for detecting radiation. Light that hits the MKID detector will change the impedance of the resonant circuit, and thus slightly change the resonant frequency.
The MKID has had a significant impact on the limits of technological capability in submillimeter observation already
with its relatively simple coaxial wiring system for multiplexed imaging, limited only by available bandwidth. It has been
tested and will replace Bolocam at the CSO, and is a possible prototype for the CCAT.