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Design and performance of the SPIDER instrument

Runyan, M. C., Ade, Peter A. R., Amiri, M., Benton, S., Bihary, R., Bock, J. J., Bond, J. R., Bonetti, J. A., Bryan, S. A., Chiang, H. C., Contaldi, C. R., Crill, B. P., Dore, O., O'Dea, D., Farhang, M., Filippini, J. P., Fissel, L., Gandilo, N., Golwala, S. R., Gudmundsson, J. E., Hasselfield, M., Halpern, M., Hilton, G., Holmes, W., Hristov, V. V., Irwin, K. D., Jones, W. C., Kuo, C. L., MacTavish, C. J., Mason, P. V., Morford, T. A., Montroy, T. E., Netterfield, C. B., Rahlin, A. S., Reintsema, C. D., Ruhl, J. E., Schenker, M. A., Shariff, J., Soler, J. D., Trangsrud, A., Tucker, R. S., Tucker, Carole and Turner, A. 2010. Design and performance of the SPIDER instrument. Presented at: Millimeter, submillimeter, and far-infrared detectors and instrumentation for astronomy V, San Diego, CA, USA, 29 June-2 July 2010. Published in: Holland, Wayne S. and Zmuidzinas, Jonas eds. Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy V. Proceedings of SPIE , vol. 7741. Bellingham, WA: SPIE, 77411O. 10.1117/12.857715

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Here we describe the design and performance of the SPIDER instrument. SPIDER is a balloon-borne cosmic microwave background polarization imager that will map part of the sky at 90, 145, and 280 GHz with subdegree resolution and high sensitivity. This paper discusses the general design principles of the instrument inserts, mechanical structures, optics, focal plane architecture, thermal architecture, and magnetic shielding of the TES sensors and SQUID multiplexer. We also describe the optical, noise, and magnetic shielding performance of the 145 GHz prototype instrument insert.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Uncontrolled Keywords: Equipment and services; Imaging systems; Magnetism; Optics; Polarization; Sensors
Publisher: SPIE
ISBN: 9780819482310
ISSN: 0277-786X
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:07

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