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Simons Observatory large aperture receiver simulation overview
Author(s): John L. Orlowski-Scherer; Ningfeng Zhu; Zhilei Xu; Aamir Ali; Kam S. Arnold; Peter C. Ashton; Gabriele Coppi; Mark Devlin; Simon Dicker; Nicholas Galitzki; Patricio A. Gallardo; Brian Keating ; Adrian T. Lee; Michele Limon; Marius Lungu; Andrew May; Jeff McMahon; Michael D. Niemack; Lucio Piccirillo; Giuseppe Puglisi; Maria Salatino; Max Silva-Feaver; Sara M. Simon; Robert Thornton; Eve M. Vavagiakis
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Paper Abstract

The Simons Observatory (SO) will make precision temperature and polarization measurements of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) using a series of telescopes which will cover angular scales between one arcminute and tens of degrees, contain over 60,000 detectors, and sample frequencies between 27 and 270 GHz. SO will consist of a six-meter-aperture telescope coupled to over 30,000 detectors along with an array of half-meter aperture refractive cameras, which together couple to an additional 30,000+ detectors. SO will measure fundamental cosmological parameters of our universe, find high redshift clusters via the Sunyaev-Zeldovich effect, constrain properties of neutrinos, and seek signatures of dark matter through gravitational lensing. In this paper we will present results of the simulations of the SO large aperture telescope receiver (LATR). We will show details of simulations performed to ensure the structural integrity and thermal performance of our receiver, as well as will present the results of finite element analyses (FEA) of designs for the structural support system. Additionally, a full thermal model for the LATR will be described. The model will be used to ensure we meet our design requirements. Finally, we will present the results of FEA used to identify the primary vibrational modes, and planned methods for suppressing these modes. Design solutions to each of these problems that have been informed by simulation will be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 July 2018
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 10708, Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy IX, 107083X (9 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2312868
Show Author Affiliations
John L. Orlowski-Scherer, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)
Ningfeng Zhu, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)
Zhilei Xu, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)
Aamir Ali, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
Kam S. Arnold, Univ. of California, San Diego (United States)
Peter C. Ashton, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
Gabriele Coppi, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)
Mark Devlin, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)
Simon Dicker, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)
Nicholas Galitzki, Univ. of California, San Diego (United States)
Patricio A. Gallardo, Cornell Univ. (United States)
Brian Keating , Univ. of California, San Diego (United States)
Adrian T. Lee, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
Lawrence Berkeley Livermore Lab. (United States)
Michele Limon, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)
Marius Lungu, Princeton Univ. (United States)
Andrew May, The Univ. of Manchester (United Kingdom)
Jeff McMahon, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Michael D. Niemack, Cornell Univ. (United States)
Lucio Piccirillo, The Univ. of Manchester (United Kingdom)
Giuseppe Puglisi, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Maria Salatino, AstroParticle and Cosmology Lab., Paris Diderot Univ. (France)
Max Silva-Feaver, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (United States)
Sara M. Simon, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Robert Thornton, Univ. of Pennslyvania (United States)
West Chester Univ. of Pennslyvania (United States)
Eve M. Vavagiakis , Cornell Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10708:
Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy IX
Jonas Zmuidzinas; Jian-Rong Gao, Editor(s)

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