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The Balloon-borne Large Aperture Submillimeter Telescope (BLAST)
Author(s): Mark J. Devlin; Peter A. R. Ade; Itziar Aretxaga; James J. Bock; Jaspaul Chung; Edward Chapin; Simon R. Dicker; Matt Griffin; Joshua Gundersen; Mark Halpern; Peter Hargrave; David Hughes; Jeffrey Klein; Gaelen Marsden; Peter Martin; Philip D. Mauskopf; Barth Netterfield; Luca Olmi; Enzo Pascale; Marie Rex; Douglas Scott; Christopher Semisch; Matthew Truch; Carole Tucker; Gregory Tucker; Anthony D. Turner; Donald Weibe
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Paper Abstract

Advances in bolometric detector technology over the past decade have allowed submillimeter wavelength measurements to contribute important data to some of the most challenging questions in observational cosmology. The availability of large format bolometer arrays will provide observations with unprecedented image fidelity. The Balloon-borne Large Aperture Submillimeter Telescope (BLAST) will be one of the first experiments to make full use of this new capability. The high altitude (~35$ km) of the balloon platform allows for high-sensitivity measurements in the 250, 350 and 500 micron bands with a total of 260 detectors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 October 2004
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 5498, Millimeter and Submillimeter Detectors for Astronomy II, (8 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.555258
Show Author Affiliations
Mark J. Devlin, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)
Peter A. R. Ade, Cardiff Univ. (United Kingdom)
Itziar Aretxaga, Instituto Nacional de Astrofisica, Optica y Electronica (Mexico)
James J. Bock, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Jaspaul Chung, Univ. of British Columbia (Canada)
Edward Chapin, Instituto Nacional de Astrofisica, Optica y Electronica (Mexico)
Simon R. Dicker, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)
Matt Griffin, Cardiff Univ. (United Kingdom)
Joshua Gundersen, Univ. of Miami (United States)
Mark Halpern, Univ. of British Columbia (Canada)
Peter Hargrave, Cardiff Univ. (United Kingdom)
David Hughes, Instituto Nacional de Astrofisica, Optica y Electronica (Mexico)
Jeffrey Klein, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)
Gaelen Marsden, Univ. of British Columbia (Canada)
Peter Martin, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
Philip D. Mauskopf, Cardiff Univ. (United Kingdom)
Barth Netterfield, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
Luca Olmi, Istituto di Radioastronomia (Italy)
Enzo Pascale, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
Marie Rex, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)
Douglas Scott, Univ. of British Columbia (Canada)
Christopher Semisch, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)
Matthew Truch, Brown Univ. (United States)
Carole Tucker, Cardiff Univ. (United Kingdom)
Gregory Tucker, Brown Univ. (United States)
Anthony D. Turner, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Donald Weibe, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5498:
Millimeter and Submillimeter Detectors for Astronomy II
Jonas Zmuidzinas; Wayne S. Holland; Stafford Withington, Editor(s)

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