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First implementation of TES bolometer arrays with SQUID-based multiplexed readout on a balloon-borne platform

Aubin, François and Matsumura, Tomotake (2010) First implementation of TES bolometer arrays with SQUID-based multiplexed readout on a balloon-borne platform. In: Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy V. Proceedings of SPIE. No.7741. Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, Art. No. 77411T. ISBN 978-0-81948-231-0. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20161101-143409878

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Abstract

EBEX (the E and B EXperiment) is a balloon-borne telescope designed to measure the polarisation of the cosmic microwave background radiation. During a two week long duration science flight over Antarctica, EBEX will operate 768, 384 and 280 spider-web transition edge sensor (TES) bolometers at 150, 250 and 410 GHz, respectively. The 10-hour EBEX engineering flight in June 2009 over New Mexico and Arizona provided the first usage of both a large array of TES bolometers and a Superconducting QUantum Interference Device (SQUID) based multiplexed readout in a space-like environment. This successful demonstration increases the technology readiness level of these bolometers and the associated readout system for future space missions. A total of 82, 49 and 82 TES detectors were operated during the engineering flight at 150, 250 and 410 GHz. The sensors were read out with a new SQUID-based digital frequency domain multiplexed readout system that was designed to meet the low power consumption and robust autonomous operation requirements presented by a balloon experiment. Here we describe the system and the remote, automated tuning of the bolometers and SQUIDs. We compare results from tuning at float to ground, and discuss bolometer performance during flight.


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Additional Information:© 2010 SPIE The International Society for Optical Engineering. EBEX is a NASA supported mission through grants number NNX08AG40G and NNX07AP36H.We also acknowledge support from French Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC). This project makes use of the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute and the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) supported by the office of Science of the U.S. Department of Energy under contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231. The McGill authors acknowledge funding from the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), Natural Sciences Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR), Canadian Foundation fo Innovation (CFI) and Canada Research Chairs program (CRC). MD acknowledges support from an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship and FA from Fonds de recherche sur la nature et les technologies (FQRNT). We thank Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility for their enthusiastic support of EBEX. The McGill team thanks Martin Lueker, Bryan Steinbach and Zigmund Kermish for valuable discussions and the POLARBEAR team for valuable contributions to the DfMux readout and software development.
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NASANNX08AG40G
NASANNX07AP36H
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)UNSPECIFIED
Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)UNSPECIFIED
Department of Energy (DOE)DE-AC02-05CH11231
Canadian Space Agency (CSA)UNSPECIFIED
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)UNSPECIFIED
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR)UNSPECIFIED
Canada Foundation for InnovationUNSPECIFIED
Canada Research Chairs ProgramUNSPECIFIED
Alfred P. Sloan FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Fonds de recherche du Québe-Nature et technologies (FRQ-NT)UNSPECIFIED
Subject Keywords:TES, bolometer, SQUID, CMB, balloon-borne, multiplexing
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Issue or Number:7741
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Official Citation:François Aubin ; Asad M. Aboobaker ; Peter Ade ; Carlo Baccigalupi ; Chaoyun Bao ; Julian Borrill ; Christopher Cantalupo ; Daniel Chapman ; Joy Didier ; Matt Dobbs ; Will Grainger ; Shaul Hanany ; Johannes Hubmayr ; Peter Hyland ; Seth Hillbrand ; Andrew Jaffe ; Bradley Johnson ; Terry Jones ; Theodore Kisner ; Jeff Klein ; Andrei Korotkov ; Sam Leach ; Adrian Lee ; Michele Limon ; Kevin MacDermid ; Tomotake Matsumura ; Xiaofan Meng ; Amber Miller ; Michael Milligan ; Daniel Polsgrove ; Nicolas Ponthieu ; Kate Raach ; Britt Reichborn-Kjennerud ; Ilan Sagiv ; Graeme Smecher ; Huan Tran ; Gregory S. Tucker ; Yury Vinokurov ; Amit Yadav ; Matias Zaldarriaga ; Kyle Zilic; First implementation of TES bolometer arrays with SQUID-based multiplexed readout on a balloon-borne platform. Proc. SPIE 7741, Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy V, 77411T (July 15, 2010); doi:10.1117/12.857596.
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