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The High Frequency Instrument of Planck: Requirements and Design

Lamarre, J. M. and Maffei, B. and Ade, P. A. R. and Piat, M. and Bock, J. and Puget, J. L. and de Bernardis, P. and Giard, M. and Lange, A. and Murphy, A. and Torre, J. P. and Benoit, A. and Bhatia, R. and Bouchet, F. R. and Sudiwala, R. and Yurchenko, V. (2002) The High Frequency Instrument of Planck: Requirements and Design. In: Experimental Cosmology at Millimetre Wavelengths: 2K1BC Workshop. AIP Conference Proceedings. No.616. American Institute of Physics , Melville, N.Y., pp. 213-218. ISBN 0735400628.

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The Planck satellite is a project of the European Space Agency based on a wide international collaboration, including United States and Canadian laboratories. It is dedicated to the measurement of the anisotropy of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) with unprecedented sensitivity and angular resolution. The detectors of its High frequency Instrument (HFI) are bolometers cooled down to 100 mK. Their sensitivity will be limited by the photon noise of the CMB itself at low frequencies, and of the instrument background at high frequencies. The requirements on the measurement chain are directly related to the strategy of observation used for the satellite. Due to the scanning on the sky, time features of the measurement chain are directly transformed into angular features in the sky maps. This impacts the bolometer design as well as other elements: For example, the cooling system must present outstanding temperature stability, and the amplification chain must show, down to very low frequencies, a flat noise spectrum.

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Additional Information:© 2002 American Institute of Physics. Issue Date: 8 May 2002. Planck HFI is now under construction, for a launch early 2007. We thank all the technical and scientific persons who contributed to the design of this instrument.
Subject Keywords:artificial satellites, cosmic background radiation, radiofrequency cosmic radiation, bolometers, submillimetre astronomy
Series Name:AIP Conference Proceedings
Issue or Number:616
Classification Code:PACS: 95.55.Rg; 98.70.Vc; 95.40.+s; 95.85.Fm; 07.87.+v
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Official Citation:The high frequency instrument of Planck: Requirements and design J. M. Lamarre, B. Maffei, P. A. R. Ade, M. Piat, J. Bock, J. L. Puget, P. de Bernardis, M. Giard, A. Lange, A. Murphy, J. P. Torre, A. Benoit, R. Bhatia, F. R. Bouchet, R. Sudiwala, and V. Yourchenko, AIP Conf. Proc. 616, 213 (2002), DOI:10.1063/1.1475631
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