Thermal design and performance of the balloon-borne large aperture submillimeter telescope for polarimetry BLASTPol

@inproceedings{Soler2014ThermalDA,
  title={Thermal design and performance of the balloon-borne large aperture submillimeter telescope for polarimetry BLASTPol},
  author={Juan Diego Soler and Peter A. R. Ade and Francisco E. Angile and Steven J Benton and Mark J. Devlin and Bradley Dober and Laura M. Fissel and Yasuo Fukui and Nicholas Galitzki and Natalie N. Gandilo and Jeffrey Klein and Andrei L. Korotkov and Tristan G. Matthews and Lorenzo Moncelsi and Anthony K. Mroczkowski and Calvin Barth Netterfield and Giles Novak and David John Nutter and Enzo Pascale and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}rick Poidevin and Giorgio Savini and Douglas Scott and Jamil A. Shariff and Nerys E. Thomas and Matthew D. P. Truch and C E Tucker and Gregory S. Tucker and Derek Ward-Thompson},
  booktitle={Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation},
  year={2014}
}
We present the thermal model of the Balloon-borne Large-Aperture Submillimeter Telescope for Polarimetry (BLASTPol). This instrument was successfully own in two circumpolar flights from McMurdo, Antarctica in 2010 and 2012. During these two flights, BLASTPol obtained unprecedented information about the magnetic field in molecular clouds through the measurement of the polarized thermal emission of interstellar dust grains. The thermal design of the experiment addresses the stability and control… 
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