SPIDER: A balloon-borne CMB polarimeter for large angular scales

J. P. Filippini, P. A.R. Ade, M. Amiri, S. J. Benton, R. Bihary, J. J. Bock, J. R. Bond, J. A. Bonetti, S. A. Bryan, B. Burger, H. C. Chiang, C. R. Contaldi, B. P. Crill, O. Doré, M. Farhang, L. M. Fissel, N. N. Gandilo, S. R. Golwala, J. E. Gudmundsson, M. HalpernM. Hasselfield, G. Hilton, W. Holmes, V. V. Hristov, K. D. Irwin, W. C. Jones, C. L. Kuo, C. J. MacTavish, P. V. Mason, T. E. Montroy, T. A. Morford, C. B. Netterfield, D. T. O'Dea, A. S. Rahlin, C. D. Reintsema, J. E. Ruhl, M. C. Runyan, M. A. Schenker, J. A. Shariff, J. D. Soler, A. Trangsrud, C. Tucker, R. S. Tucker, A. D. Turner

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Abstract

We describe SPIDER, a balloon-borne instrument to map the polarization of the millimeter-wave sky with degree angular resolution. Spider consists of six monochromatic refracting telescopes, each illuminating a focal plane of large-format antenna-coupled bolometer arrays. A total of 2,624 superconducting transition-edge sensors are distributed among three observing bands centered at 90, 150, and 280 GHz. A cold half-wave plate at the aperture of each telescope modulates the polarization of incoming light to control systematics. SPIDER's first flight will be a 20-30-day Antarctic balloon campaign in December 2011. This flight will map ~8% of the sky to achieve unprecedented sensitivity to the polarization signature of the gravitational wave background predicted by inflationary cosmology. The SPIDER mission will also serve as a proving ground for these detector technologies in preparation for a future satellite mission.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMillimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy V
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 7 2010
EventMillimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy V - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Jun 29 2010Jul 2 2010

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NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume7741
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

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OtherMillimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy V
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period6/29/107/2/10

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  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Filippini, J. P., Ade, P. A. R., Amiri, M., Benton, S. J., Bihary, R., Bock, J. J., ... Turner, A. D. (2010). SPIDER: A balloon-borne CMB polarimeter for large angular scales. In Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy V [77411N] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 7741). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.857720
Filippini, J. P. ; Ade, P. A.R. ; Amiri, M. ; Benton, S. J. ; Bihary, R. ; Bock, J. J. ; Bond, J. R. ; Bonetti, J. A. ; Bryan, S. A. ; Burger, B. ; Chiang, H. C. ; Contaldi, C. R. ; Crill, B. P. ; Doré, O. ; Farhang, M. ; Fissel, L. M. ; Gandilo, N. N. ; Golwala, S. R. ; Gudmundsson, J. E. ; Halpern, M. ; Hasselfield, M. ; Hilton, G. ; Holmes, W. ; Hristov, V. V. ; Irwin, K. D. ; Jones, W. C. ; Kuo, C. L. ; MacTavish, C. J. ; Mason, P. V. ; Montroy, T. E. ; Morford, T. A. ; Netterfield, C. B. ; O'Dea, D. T. ; Rahlin, A. S. ; Reintsema, C. D. ; Ruhl, J. E. ; Runyan, M. C. ; Schenker, M. A. ; Shariff, J. A. ; Soler, J. D. ; Trangsrud, A. ; Tucker, C. ; Tucker, R. S. ; Turner, A. D. / SPIDER : A balloon-borne CMB polarimeter for large angular scales. Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy V. 2010. (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering).
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SPIDER : A balloon-borne CMB polarimeter for large angular scales. / Filippini, J. P.; Ade, P. A.R.; Amiri, M.; Benton, S. J.; Bihary, R.; Bock, J. J.; Bond, J. R.; Bonetti, J. A.; Bryan, S. A.; Burger, B.; Chiang, H. C.; Contaldi, C. R.; Crill, B. P.; Doré, O.; Farhang, M.; Fissel, L. M.; Gandilo, N. N.; Golwala, S. R.; Gudmundsson, J. E.; Halpern, M.; Hasselfield, M.; Hilton, G.; Holmes, W.; Hristov, V. V.; Irwin, K. D.; Jones, W. C.; Kuo, C. L.; MacTavish, C. J.; Mason, P. V.; Montroy, T. E.; Morford, T. A.; Netterfield, C. B.; O'Dea, D. T.; Rahlin, A. S.; Reintsema, C. D.; Ruhl, J. E.; Runyan, M. C.; Schenker, M. A.; Shariff, J. A.; Soler, J. D.; Trangsrud, A.; Tucker, C.; Tucker, R. S.; Turner, A. D.

Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy V. 2010. 77411N (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 7741).

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Filippini JP, Ade PAR, Amiri M, Benton SJ, Bihary R, Bock JJ et al. SPIDER: A balloon-borne CMB polarimeter for large angular scales. In Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy V. 2010. 77411N. (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.857720