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The STRIP instrument of the Large Scale Polarization Explorer: microwave eyes to map the Galactic polarized foregrounds

Franceschet, Cristian and Cleary, Kieran A. and Kangaslahti, Pekka and Soria, Mary (2018) The STRIP instrument of the Large Scale Polarization Explorer: microwave eyes to map the Galactic polarized foregrounds. In: Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy IX. Proceedings of SPIE. No.10708. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, Art. No. 107081G. ISBN 9781510619692. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20190108-110437676

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Abstract

In this paper we discuss the latest developments of the STRIP instrument of the “Large Scale Polarization Explorer” (LSPE) experiment. LSPE is a novel project that combines ground-based (STRIP) and balloon-borne (SWIPE) polarization measurements of the microwave sky on large angular scales to attempt a detection of the “B-modes” of the Cosmic Microwave Background polarization. STRIP will observe approximately 25% of the Northern sky from the “Observatorio del Teide” in Tenerife, using an array of forty-nine coherent polarimeters at 43 GHz, coupled to a 1.5 m fully rotating crossed-Dragone telescope. A second frequency channel with six-elements at 95 GHz will be exploited as an atmospheric monitor. At present, most of the hardware of the STRIP instrument has been developed and tested at sub-system level. System-level characterization, starting in July 2018, will lead STRIP to be shipped and installed at the observation site within the end of the year. The on-site verification and calibration of the whole instrument will prepare STRIP for a 2-years campaign for the observation of the CMB polarization.


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Additional Information:© 2018 Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). This work has been carried out in the context of the Italian Space Agency (ASI) programme “Large Scale Polarization Explorer (LSPE)”. We gratefully acknowledge support from ASI through contract I-022-11-0 “LSPE” and from the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN).
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Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI)I-022-11-0
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Subject Keywords:Cosmic Microwave Background polarization, Ground-based telescope, Galactic foreground, Large scale, B-modes, Polarimeter
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Issue or Number:10708
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Persistent URL:https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20190108-110437676
Official Citation:Cristian Franceschet, Sabrina Realini, Aniello Mennella, Giuseppe Addamo, Alessandro Baù, Paola M. Battaglia, Marco Bersanelli, Barbara Caccianiga, Silvia Caprioli, Francesco Cavaliere, Kieran A. Cleary, Francesco Cuttaia, Francesco Del Torto, Viviana Fafone, Zunnoorain Farooqui, Ricardo T. Génova Santos, Todd C. Gaier, Massimo Gervasi, Tommaso Ghigna, Federico Incardona, Simone Iovenitti, Mike Jones, Pekka Kangaslahti, Roberto Mainini, Davide Maino, Michele Maris, Patricio Mena, Rocío Molina, Gianluca Morgante, Andrea Passerini, Maria del Rosario Perez-de-Taoro, Oscar A. Peverini, Federico Pezzotta, Claudio Pincella, Nicolás Reyes, Alessio Rocchi, José A. Rubiño-Martín, Maura Sandri, Stefano Sartor, Mary Soria, Valeria Tapia, Luca Terenzi, Maurizio Tomasi, Elisabetta Tommasi, Daniele M. Viganó, Fabrizio Villa, Giuseppe Virone, Angela Volpe, Bob Watkins, Andrea Zacchei, Mario Zannoni, "The STRIP instrument of the Large Scale Polarization Explorer: microwave eyes to map the Galactic polarized foregrounds," Proc. SPIE 10708, Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy IX, 107081G (9 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2313558
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:08 Jan 2019 20:52
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