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Thermal Kinetic Inductance Detectors Camera: System Level Design, Strategy and Performance Forecast

Minutolo, Lorenzo and Wandui, Albert and Bock, James J. and Frez, Clifford F. and Steinbach, Bryan and Turner, Anthony and O'Brient, Roger (2021) Thermal Kinetic Inductance Detectors Camera: System Level Design, Strategy and Performance Forecast. IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 31 (5). Art. No. 1501104. ISSN 1051-8223. doi:10.1109/tasc.2021.3069732.

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The next-generation instruments for millimeter-wave astronomy will require large arrays of detectors to surpass current performance [see (Hui, 2016) and (Ade, 2018)]. On account of integration challenges, focal planes relying on transition edge sensor (TES) bolometers will not scale gracefully. Thermal Kinetic Inductance Detectors (TKIDs) are highly scalable and have the design flexibility to solve this problem. We present an update on our detector development and systems engineering in preparation for a 2022 TKIDs camera deployment that includes noise performance, optical characterization, and a calibration strategy.

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Minutolo, Lorenzo0000-0002-4876-112X
Wandui, Albert0000-0002-8232-7343
Bock, James J.0000-0002-5710-5212
O'Brient, Roger0000-0002-4987-6375
Additional Information:© 2021 IEEE. Manuscript receivedDecember 1, 2020; revised February 15, 2021 and March 18, 2021; accepted March 20, 2021. Date of publication March 30, 2021; date of current version May 17, 2021. This work was supported by JPL RTD program (2016–19) Strategic support for TKIDs, and readout; President Director Funds, 2018–2020; NASA SAT: started 2020 (JPL); Moore Foundation: started 2019 (Caltech).
Group:Astronomy Department
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JPL Research and Technology Development FundUNSPECIFIED
JPL President and Director's FundUNSPECIFIED
Gordon and Betty Moore FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Subject Keywords:KIDs, MKIDs, observational cosmology, RF, readout, TKIDs
Issue or Number:5
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Official Citation:L. Minutolo et al., "Thermal Kinetic Inductance Detectors Camera: System Level Design, Strategy and Performance Forecast," in IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, vol. 31, no. 5, pp. 1-4, Aug. 2021, Art no. 1501104, doi: 10.1109/TASC.2021.3069732
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:22 Apr 2021 18:53
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