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Design and performance of the SPIDER instrument
Author(s): M. C. Runyan; P. A. R. Ade; M. Amiri; S. Benton; R. Bihary; J. J. Bock; J. R. Bond; J. A. Bonetti; S. A. Bryan; H. C. Chiang; C. R. Contaldi; B. P. Crill; O. Dore; D. O'Dea; M. Farhang; J. P. Filippini; L. Fissel; N. Gandilo; S. R. Golwala; J. E. Gudmundsson; M. Hasselfield; M. Halpern; G. Hilton; W. Holmes; V. V. Hristov; K. D. Irwin; W. C. Jones; C. L. Kuo; C. J. MacTavish; P. V. Mason; T. A. Morford; T. E. Montroy; C. B. Netterfield; A. S. Rahlin; C. D. Reintsema; J. E. Ruhl; M. A. Schenker; J. Shariff; J. D. Soler; A. Trangsrud; R. S. Tucker; C. E. Tucker; A. Turner
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Paper Abstract

Here we describe the design and performance of the SPIDER instrument. SPIDER is a balloon-borne cosmic microwave background polarization imager that will map part of the sky at 90, 145, and 280 GHz with subdegree resolution and high sensitivity. This paper discusses the general design principles of the instrument inserts, mechanical structures, optics, focal plane architecture, thermal architecture, and magnetic shielding of the TES sensors and SQUID multiplexer. We also describe the optical, noise, and magnetic shielding performance of the 145 GHz prototype instrument insert.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 July 2010
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7741, Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy V, 77411O (15 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.857715
Show Author Affiliations
M. C. Runyan, California Institute of Technology (United States)
P. A. R. Ade, Cardiff Univ. (United Kingdom)
M. Amiri, The Univ. of British Columbia (Canada)
S. Benton, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
R. Bihary, Case Western Reserve Univ. (United States)
J. J. Bock, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
J. R. Bond, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
J. A. Bonetti, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
S. A. Bryan, Case Western Reserve Univ. (United States)
H. C. Chiang, Princeton Univ. (United States)
C. R. Contaldi, Imperial College London (United Kingdom)
B. P. Crill, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
O. Dore, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
D. O'Dea, Imperial College London (United Kingdom)
M. Farhang, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
J. P. Filippini, California Institute of Technology (United States)
L. Fissel, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
N. Gandilo, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
S. R. Golwala, California Institute of Technology (United States)
J. E. Gudmundsson, Princeton Univ. (United States)
M. Hasselfield, The Univ. of British Columbia (Canada)
M. Halpern, The Univ. of British Columbia (Canada)
G. Hilton, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
W. Holmes, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
V. V. Hristov, California Institute of Technology (United States)
K. D. Irwin, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
W. C. Jones, Princeton Univ. (United States)
C. L. Kuo, Stanford Univ. (United States)
C. J. MacTavish, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
P. V. Mason, California Institute of Technology (United States)
T. A. Morford, California Institute of Technology (United States)
T. E. Montroy, Case Western Reserve Univ. (United States)
C. B. Netterfield, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
A. S. Rahlin, Princeton Univ. (United States)
C. D. Reintsema, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
J. E. Ruhl, Case Western Reserve Univ. (United States)
M. A. Schenker, California Institute of Technology (United States)
J. Shariff, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
J. D. Soler, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
A. Trangsrud, California Institute of Technology (United States)
R. S. Tucker, California Institute of Technology (United States)
C. E. Tucker, Cardiff Univ. (United Kingdom)
A. Turner, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7741:
Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy V
Wayne S. Holland; Jonas Zmuidzinas, Editor(s)

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