The Arcminute MicroKelvin Imager: AMI
Michael E. Jones & Richard Saunders
Cavendish Laboratory, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0HE, UK


Abstract:
The Arcminute MicroKelvin Imager (AMI)is an instrument planned to make a deep survey of the microwave sky at high angular resolution. One key product of such a survey would be a catalogue of galaxy clusters selected by mass with almost no bias due to distance. The number counts of these clusters are strongly dependent on the underlying cosmology, and with optical and X-ray follow up would allow for the measurement of several key cosmological parameters. AMI will also be used to make detailed images of moderate-redshift clusters, and to search for reionization-era effects, as well as topological defects.