13 July 2018 BFORE: a CMB balloon payload to measure reionization, neutrino mass, and cosmic inflation
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BFORE is a high-altitude ultra-long-duration balloon mission to map the cosmic microwave background (CMB). During a 28-day mid-latitude ight launched from Wanaka, New Zealand, the instrument will map half the sky to improve measurements of the optical depth to reionization tau. This will break parameter degeneracies needed to detect neutrino mass. BFORE will also hunt for the gravitational wave B-mode signal, and map Galactic dust foregrounds. The mission will be the first near-space use of TES/mSQUID multichroic detectors (150/217 GHz and 280/353 GHz bands) with low-power readout electronics.
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Sean Bryan, Sean Bryan, Peter Ade, Peter Ade, J. Richard Bond, J. Richard Bond, Francois Boulanger, Francois Boulanger, Mark Devlin, Mark Devlin, Simon Doyle, Simon Doyle, Jeffrey Filippini, Jeffrey Filippini, Laura Fissel, Laura Fissel, Christopher Groppi, Christopher Groppi, Gilbert Holder, Gilbert Holder, Johannes Hubmayr, Johannes Hubmayr, Philip Mauskopf, Philip Mauskopf, Jeffrey McMahon, Jeffrey McMahon, Johanna Nagy, Johanna Nagy, C. Barth Netterfield, C. Barth Netterfield, Michael Niemack, Michael Niemack, Giles Novak, Giles Novak, Enzo Pascale, Enzo Pascale, Giampaolo Pisano, Giampaolo Pisano, John Ruhl, John Ruhl, Douglas Scott, Douglas Scott, Juan Soler, Juan Soler, Carole Tucker, Carole Tucker, Joaquin Vieira, Joaquin Vieira, "BFORE: a CMB balloon payload to measure reionization, neutrino mass, and cosmic inflation", Proc. SPIE 10708, Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy IX, 1070805 (13 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2313772; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2313772
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