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U Bolometric Interferometer

Authors
  • mennella, aniello
  • ade, peter
  • amico, giorgio
  • auguste, didier
  • aumont, jonathan
  • banfi, stefano
  • barbaràn, gustavo
  • battaglia, paola
  • battistelli, elia
  • baù, alessandro
  • bélier, benoit
  • bennett, david g.
  • bergé, laurent
  • bernard, jean philippe
  • bersanelli, marco
  • bigot sazy, marie anne
  • bleurvacq, nathan
  • bonaparte, juan
  • bonis, julien
  • bunn, emory
  • And 37 more
Publication Date
Jan 23, 2019
Source
MDPI
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Language
English
License
Green
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Abstract

In this paper, we describe QUBIC, an experiment that will observe the polarized microwave sky with a novel approach, which combines the sensitivity of state-of-the-art bolometric detectors with the systematic effects control typical of interferometers. QUBIC’s unique features are the so-called “self-calibration”, a technique that allows us to clean the measured data from instrumental effects, and its spectral imaging power, i.e., the ability to separate the signal into various sub-bands within each frequency band. QUBIC will observe the sky in two main frequency bands: 150 GHz and 220 GHz. A technological demonstrator is currently under testing and will be deployed in Argentina during 2019, while the final instrument is expected to be installed during 2020.

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