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BICEP2/SPUD: searching for inflation with degree scale polarimetry from the South Pole

Nguyen, Hien Trong, Kovac, John, Ade, Peter A. R., Aikin, Randol, Benton, Steve, Bock, James, Brevik, Justus, Carlstrom, John, Dowell, Darren, Duband, Lionel, Golwala, Sunil, Halpern, Mark, Hasslefield, Matthew, Irwin, Kent, Jones, William, Kaufman, Jonathan, Keating, Brian, Kuo, Chao-Lin, Lange, Andrew, Matsumura, Tomotake, Netterfield, Barth, Pryke, Clem, Ruhl, John, Sheehy, Chris and Sudiwala, Rashmi 2008. BICEP2/SPUD: searching for inflation with degree scale polarimetry from the South Pole. Presented at: Millimeter and Submillimeter Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy IV, Marseilles, France, 26 June 2008. Published in: Duncan, William D., Holland, Wayne S., Withington, Stafford and Zmuidzinas, Jonas eds. Proc. SPIE. SPIE, 70201F. 10.1117/12.787997

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BICEP2/SPUD is the new powerful upgrade of the existing BICEP1 experiment, a bolometric receiver to study thepolarization of the cosmic microwave background radiation, which has been in operation at the South Pole since January2006. BICEP2 will provide an improvement up to 10 times mapping speed at 150 GHz compared to BICEP1, using thesame BICEP telescope mount. SPUD, a series of compact, mechanically-cooled receivers deployed on the DASI mountat the Pole, will provide similar mapping speed in to BICEP2 in three bands, 100, 150, and 220 GHz. The new systemwill use large TES focal plane arrays to provide unprecedented sensitivity and excellent control of foregroundcontamination

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Publisher: SPIE
ISSN: 0277786X
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:11

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