Antenna-coupled TES bolometers for the Keck array, Spider, and Polar-1

@inproceedings{OBrient2012AntennacoupledTB,
  title={Antenna-coupled TES bolometers for the Keck array, Spider, and Polar-1},
  author={R. O’Brient and P. Ade and Z. Ahmed and R. Aikin and M. Amiri and S. Benton and C. Bischoff and J. Bock and J. A. Bonetti and J. Brevik and B. Burger and G. Davis and P. Day and C. Dowell and L. Duband and J. Filippini and S. Fliescher and S. Golwala and J. Grayson and M. Halpern and M. Hasselfield and G. Hilton and V. Hristov and H. Hui and K. Irwin and S. Kernasovskiy and J. Kovac and C. Kuo and E. Leitch and M. Lueker and K. Megerian and L. Moncelsi and C. Netterfield and H. Nguyen and R. W. Ogburn and C. Pryke and C. Reintsema and J. Ruhl and M. Runyan and R. Schwarz and C. Sheehy and Z. Staniszewski and R. Sudiwala and G. Teply and J. Tolan and A. Turner and R. Tucker and A. Vieregg and D. Wiebe and P. Wilson and C. L. Wong and W. L. Wu and K. Yoon},
  booktitle={Other Conferences},
  year={2012}
}
Between the BICEP2 and Keck Array experiments, we have deployed over 1500 dual polarized antenna coupled bolometers to map the Cosmic Microwave Background’s polarization. We have been able to rapidly deploy these detectors because they are completely planar with an integrated phased-array antenna. Through our experience in these experiments, we have learned of several challenges with this technology- specifically the beam synthesis in the antenna- and in this paper we report on how we have… Expand
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