In this paper we discuss the latest developments of the STRIP instrument of the “Large Scale Polarization Explorer” (LSPE) experiment. LSPE is a novel project that combines ground-based (STRIP) and balloon-borne (SWIPE) polarization measurements of the microwave sky on large angular scales to attempt a detection of the “B-modes” of the Cosmic Microwave Background polarization. STRIP will observe approximately 25% of the Northern sky from the “Observatorio del Teide” in Tenerife, using an array of forty-nine coherent polarimeters at 43 GHz, coupled to a 1.5 m fully rotating crossed-Dragone telescope. A second frequency channel with six-elements at 95 GHz will be exploited as an atmospheric monitor. At present, most of the hardware of the STRIP instrument has been developed and tested at sub-system level. System-level characterization, starting in July 2018, will lead STRIP to be shipped and installed at the observation site within the end of the year. The on-site verification and calibration of the whole instrument will prepare STRIP for a 2-years campaign for the observation of the CMB polarization.

Iovenitti, S., Zannoni, M., Zacchei, A., Watkins, B., Volpe, A., Virone, G., et al. (2018). The STRIP instrument of the Large Scale Polarization Explorer: microwave eyes to map the Galactic polarized foregrounds. In Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy IX 2018. SPIE [10.1117/12.2313558].

The STRIP instrument of the Large Scale Polarization Explorer: microwave eyes to map the Galactic polarized foregrounds

Zannoni, Mario;Passerini, Andrea;Mainini, Roberto;Gervasi, Massimo;Bau', Alessandro;
2018

Abstract

In this paper we discuss the latest developments of the STRIP instrument of the “Large Scale Polarization Explorer” (LSPE) experiment. LSPE is a novel project that combines ground-based (STRIP) and balloon-borne (SWIPE) polarization measurements of the microwave sky on large angular scales to attempt a detection of the “B-modes” of the Cosmic Microwave Background polarization. STRIP will observe approximately 25% of the Northern sky from the “Observatorio del Teide” in Tenerife, using an array of forty-nine coherent polarimeters at 43 GHz, coupled to a 1.5 m fully rotating crossed-Dragone telescope. A second frequency channel with six-elements at 95 GHz will be exploited as an atmospheric monitor. At present, most of the hardware of the STRIP instrument has been developed and tested at sub-system level. System-level characterization, starting in July 2018, will lead STRIP to be shipped and installed at the observation site within the end of the year. The on-site verification and calibration of the whole instrument will prepare STRIP for a 2-years campaign for the observation of the CMB polarization.
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Millimeter, Submillimeter, Far-Infrared, Detectors, Instrumentation, Cosmic Microwave Background, Polarization
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SPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentations 2018
9781510619692
Iovenitti, S., Zannoni, M., Zacchei, A., Watkins, B., Volpe, A., Virone, G., et al. (2018). The STRIP instrument of the Large Scale Polarization Explorer: microwave eyes to map the Galactic polarized foregrounds. In Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy IX 2018. SPIE [10.1117/12.2313558].
Iovenitti, S; Zannoni, M; Zacchei, A; Watkins, B; Volpe, A; Virone, G; Villa, F; Vigano', D; Tommasi, E; Tomasi, M; Terenzi, L; Tapia, V; Soria, M; Sartor, S; Sandri, M; Rubino-Martin, J; Rocchi, A; Reyes, N; Realini, S; Pincella, C; Pezzotta, F; Peverini, O; Perez-de-Taoro, M; Passerini, A; Morgante, G; Molina, R; Mennella, A; Mena, P; Maris, M; Maino, D; Mainini, R; Kangaslahti, P; Jones, M; Incardona, F; Ghigna, T; Gervasi, M; Gaier, T; Genova Santos, R; Farooqui, Z; Fafone, V; Del Torto, F; Cuttaia, F; Cleary, K; Cavaliere, F; Caprioli, S; Caccianiga, B; Bersanelli, M; Battaglia, P; Bau', A; Addamo, G; Franceschet, C
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