Transition Edge Sensor Focal Plane Arrays for the BICEP2, Keck, and Spider CMB Polarimeters

@article{Bonetti2011TransitionES,
  title={Transition Edge Sensor Focal Plane Arrays for the BICEP2, Keck, and Spider CMB Polarimeters},
  author={Jo{\~a}o de Andrade Bonetti and Anthony D. Turner and Matthew Kenyon and Henry G. Leduc and Justus A. Brevik and A. Orlando and Amy Trangsrud and Rashmikant Sudiwala and Hien Thai Nguyen and Peter Kenneth Day and Jamie J. Bock and Sunil Ramanlal Golwala and J M Kovac and W. C. Jones and Chia-mei Kuo},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity},
  year={2011},
  volume={21},
  pages={219-222}
}
We describe the transition-edge-sensor (TES) focal plane arrays used for three cosmic microwave background (CMB) polarimetry projects. The first is BICEP2. The focal plane array for BICEP2 has been delivered and the instrument is now taking data at the South Pole. Second is the Keck Array. The focal planes for Keck will be nearly identical to those of BICEP2, but will cover multiples frequencies (96, 150 and 225 GHz). The scheduled deployment of Keck is late 2010. Finally, there is Spider, a… CONTINUE READING

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