21 July 2008 BICEP2/SPUD: searching for inflation with degree scale polarimetry from the South Pole
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BICEP2/SPUD is the new powerful upgrade of the existing BICEP1 experiment, a bolometric receiver to study the polarization of the cosmic microwave background radiation, which has been in operation at the South Pole since January 2006. BICEP2 will provide an improvement up to 10 times mapping speed at 150 GHz compared to BICEP1, using the same BICEP telescope mount. SPUD, a series of compact, mechanically-cooled receivers deployed on the DASI mount at the Pole, will provide similar mapping speed in to BICEP2 in three bands, 100, 150, and 220 GHz. The new system will use large TES focal plane arrays to provide unprecedented sensitivity and excellent control of foreground contamination.
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Hien Trong Nguyen, Hien Trong Nguyen, John Kovac, John Kovac, Peter Ade, Peter Ade, Randol Aikin, Randol Aikin, Steve Benton, Steve Benton, James Bock, James Bock, Justus Brevik, Justus Brevik, John Carlstrom, John Carlstrom, Darren Dowell, Darren Dowell, Lionel Duband, Lionel Duband, Sunil Golwala, Sunil Golwala, Mark Halpern, Mark Halpern, Matthew Hasslefield, Matthew Hasslefield, Kent Irwin, Kent Irwin, William Jones, William Jones, Jonathan Kaufman, Jonathan Kaufman, Brian Keating, Brian Keating, Chao-Lin Kuo, Chao-Lin Kuo, Andrew Lange, Andrew Lange, Tomotake Matsumura, Tomotake Matsumura, Barth Netterfield, Barth Netterfield, Clem Pryke, Clem Pryke, John Ruhl, John Ruhl, Chris Sheehy, Chris Sheehy, Rashmi Sudiwala, Rashmi Sudiwala, } "BICEP2/SPUD: searching for inflation with degree scale polarimetry from the South Pole", Proc. SPIE 7020, Millimeter and Submillimeter Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy IV, 70201F (21 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.787997; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.787997
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