Design and performance of the SPIDER instrument

@inproceedings{Runyan2010DesignAP,
  title={Design and performance of the SPIDER instrument},
  author={M. Runyan and P. Ade and M. Amiri and S. Benton and R. Bihary and J. Bock and J. Bond and J. A. Bonetti and S. A. Bryan and H. C. Chiang and C. Contaldi and B. Crill and O. Dore and D. O'Dea and M. Farhang and J. P. Filippini and L. Fissel and N. Gandilo and S. Golwala and J. Gudmundsson and M. Hasselfield and M. Halpern and G. Hilton and W. Holmes and V. Hristov and K. Irwin and W. C. Jones and C. Kuo and C. Mactavish and P. Mason and T. Morford and T. Montroy and C. B. Netterfield and A. Rahlin and C. Reintsema and J. Ruhl and M. Schenker and J. Shariff and J. Soler and A. Trangsrud and R. Tucker and C. Tucker and A. Turner},
  booktitle={Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation},
  year={2010}
}
  • M. Runyan, P. Ade, +40 authors A. Turner
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    Astronomical Telescopes…
    2010
  • Physics, Engineering
  • 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… CONTINUE READING

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