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A coherent polarimeter array for the Large Scale Polarization Explorer (LSPE) balloon experiment

Cristian Franceschet; Andrea Tartari; Enrico Franceschi; Francesco Cuttaia; ANIELLO MENNELLA; Andrea Zacchei; Fabrizio Villa; LUCA TERENZI; Andrea Baschirotto; Mariachiara Rossetti; ...
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  • Published: 01 Aug 2012
Abstract
We discuss the design and expected performance of STRIP (STRatospheric Italian Polarimeter), an array of coherent receivers designed to fly on board the LSPE (Large Scale Polarization Explorer) balloon experiment. The STRIP focal plane array comprises 49 elements in Q band and 7 elements in W-band using cryogenic HEMT low noise amplifiers and high performance waveguide components. In operation, the array will be cooled to 20 K and placed in the focal plane of a $\sim 0.6$ meter telescope providing an angular resolution of $\sim1.5$ degrees. The LSPE experiment aims at large scale, high sensitivity measurements of CMB polarization, with multi-frequency deep measu...
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arXiv: Astrophysics::Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics
free text keywords: Astrophysics - Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics, Astrophysics - Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics
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