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Bolometric detectors for the Planck Surveyor
Author(s): Minhee Yun; Jeffrey W. Beeman; Ravinder Bhatia; James J. Bock; Warren Holmes; Leonard Hustead; Timothy Koch; Jerry L. Mulder; Andrew E. Lange; Anthony D. Turner; Larry Wild
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Paper Abstract

The High Frequency Instrument on the NASA/ESA Planck Surveyor, scheduled for launch in 2007, will map the entire sky in 6 frequency bands ranging from 100 GHz to 857 GHz to probe Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) anisotropy and polarization with angular resolution ranging from 9' to 5'. The HFI focal plane will contain 48 silicon nitride micromesh bolometers operating from a 100 mK heat sink. Four detectors in each of the 6 bands will detect unpolarized radiation. An additional 4 pairs of detectors will provide sensitivity to linear polarization of emission at 143, 217 and 353 GHz. We describe the fabrication process used to meet the stringent mission requirements on sensitivity, speed of response and stability.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 February 2003
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4855, Millimeter and Submillimeter Detectors for Astronomy, (17 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.459199
Show Author Affiliations
Minhee Yun, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Jeffrey W. Beeman, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (United States)
Ravinder Bhatia, California Institute of Technology (United States)
James J. Bock, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Warren Holmes, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Leonard Hustead, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Timothy Koch, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Jerry L. Mulder, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Andrew E. Lange, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Anthony D. Turner, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Larry Wild, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4855:
Millimeter and Submillimeter Detectors for Astronomy
Thomas G. Phillips; Jonas Zmuidzinas, Editor(s)

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