In-Flight Performance of the LEKIDs of the OLIMPO Experiment

  title={In-Flight Performance of the LEKIDs of the OLIMPO Experiment},
  author={Alessandro Paiella and Peter A. R. Ade and Elia Stefano Battistelli and Marco Castellano and Ivan Colantoni and Fabio Columbro and A. Coppolecchia and G. D’Alessandro and Paolo Bernardis and Marco Petris and Sam Gordon and L. Lamagna and Ch. Magneville and Silvia Masi and P. D. Mauskopf and Giorgio Pettinari and Francesco Piacentini and Giampaolo Pisano and Gianluca Polenta and G. Leonard Presta and Elisabetta Tommasi and C E Tucker and Vladimir S. Vdovin and Annalisa Volpe and D. Yvon},
  journal={Journal of Low Temperature Physics},
We describe the in-flight performance of the horn-coupled lumped element kinetic inductance detector arrays of the balloon-borne OLIMPO experiment. These arrays have been designed to match the spectral bands of OLIMPO: 150, 250, 350, and $$460\,\hbox {GHz}$$ 460 GHz , and they have been operated at $$0.3\,\hbox {K}$$ 0.3 K and at an altitude of $${37.8}\,\hbox {km}$$ 37.8 km during the stratospheric flight of the OLIMPO payload, in Summer 2018. During the first hours of flight, we tuned the… 

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