Packed Ultra-wideband Mapping Array (PUMA): Astro2020 RFI Response [article]

Emanuele Castorina, Simon Foreman, Dionysios Karagiannis, Adrian Liu, Kiyoshi W. Masui, Pieter D. Meerburg, Laura B. Newburgh, Paul O'Connor, Andrej Obuljen, Hamsa Padmanabhan, J. Richard Shaw, Anže Slosar, Paul Stankus, Peter T. Timbie (+2 others)
2020 arXiv   pre-print
The Packed Ultra-wideband Mapping Array (PUMA) is a proposed low-resolution transit interferometric radio telescope operating over the frequency range 200 - 1100MHz. Its rich science portfolio will include measuring structure in the universe from redshift z = 0.3 to 6 using 21cm intensity mapping, detecting one million fast radio bursts, and monitoring thousands of pulsars. It will allow PUMA to advance science in three different areas of physics (the physics of dark energy, the physics of
more » ... c inflation and time-domain astrophysics). This document is a response to a request for information (RFI) by the Panel on Radio, Millimeter, and Submillimeter Observations from the Ground (RMS) of the Decadal Survey on Astronomy and Astrophysics 2020. We present the science case of PUMA, the development path and major risks to the project.
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