Here we present a status report of the Schenberg antenna. In the past three years it has gone to a radical upgrading operation, in which we have been installing a 1K pot dilution refrigerator, cabling and amplifiers for nine transducer circuits, designing a new suspension and vibration isolation system for the microstrip antennas, and developing a full set of new transducers, microstrip antennas, and oscillators. We are also studying an innovative approach, which could transform Schenberg into a broadband gravitational wave detector.
Publication Source (Journal or Book title)
Journal of Physics: Conference Series
Aguiar, O., Barroso, J., Carvalho, N., Castro, P., Cedeño M, C., Da Silva Costa, C., De Araujo, J., Evangelista, E., Furtado, S., Miranda, O., Moraes, P., Pereira, E., Silveira, P., Stellati, C., Oliveira, N., Gratens, X., De Paula, L., De Souza, S., Marinho, R., Oliveira, F., Frajuca, C., Bortoli, F., Pires, R., Bessada, D., Magalhães, N., Alves, M., Fauth, A., & Macedo, R. (2012). Status report of the Schenberg gravitational wave antenna. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 363 (1) https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/363/1/012003