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9 July 2018 Development of calibration strategies for the Simons Observatory
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The Simons Observatory (SO) is a set of cosmic microwave background instruments that will be deployed in the Atacama Desert in Chile. The key science goals include setting new constraints on cosmic inflation, measuring large scale structure with gravitational lensing, and constraining neutrino masses. Meeting these science goals with SO requires high sensitivity and improved calibration techniques. In this paper, we highlight a few of the most important instrument calibrations, including spectral response, gain stability, and polarization angle calibrations. We present their requirements for SO and experimental techniques that can be employed to reach those requirements.
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Sean A. Bryan, Sara M. Simon, Martina Gerbino, Grant Teply, Amir Ali, Yuji Chinone, Kevin Crowley, Giulio Fabbian, Patricio A. Gallardo, Neil Goeckner-Wald, Brian Keating, Brian Koopman, Akito Kusaka, Frederick Matsuda, Philip Mauskopf, Jeff McMahon, Federico Nati, Giuseppe Puglisi, Christian L. Reichardt, Maria Salatino, Zhilei Xu, and Ningfeng Zhu "Development of calibration strategies for the Simons Observatory", Proc. SPIE 10708, Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy IX, 1070840 (9 July 2018); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2313832
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