CLOVER

The CMB polarization observer

B. Maffei, P. A R Ade, C. Calderon, A. D. Challinor, P. De Bernardis, L. Dunlop, W. K. Gear, Y. Giraud-Héraud, D. J. Goldie, K. J B Grainge, K. G. Isaak, B. Johnson, M. E. Jones, A. N. Lasenby, Philip Mauskopf, S. J. Melhuish, A. Orlando, L. Piccirillo, G. Pisano, A. C. Taylor & 2 others S. Withington, G. Yassin

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Abstract

We present a new, fully-funded ground-based instrument designed to measure the B-mode polarization of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB). The concept is based on three independent sub-systems operating at 90, 150 and 220 GHz, each comprising a telescope and a focal plane of horn-coupled background-limited bolometers. This highly-sensitive experiment, planned to be based at Dome C station in Antarctica, is optimised to produce very low systematic effects. It will allow the detection of the CMB polarization over angular multipoles 20 < l < 1000 accurately enough to measure the B-mode signature from gravitational waves to a lensing-confusion-limited tensor-to-scalar ratio r ∼ 0.005.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEAS Publications Series
Pages251-256
Number of pages6
Volume14
DOIs
StatePublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
EventDome C Astronomy and Astrophysics Meeting - Toulouse, France
Duration: Jun 28 2004Jun 30 2004

Publication series

NameEAS Publications Series
Volume14
ISSN (Print)16334760
ISSN (Electronic)16381963

Other

OtherDome C Astronomy and Astrophysics Meeting
CountryFrance
CityToulouse
Period6/28/046/30/04

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Microwaves
Polarization
Bolometers
Gravity waves
Domes
Telescopes
Tensors
Experiments

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Maffei, B., Ade, P. A. R., Calderon, C., Challinor, A. D., De Bernardis, P., Dunlop, L., ... Yassin, G. (2005). CLOVER: The CMB polarization observer. In EAS Publications Series (Vol. 14, pp. 251-256). (EAS Publications Series; Vol. 14). https://doi.org/10.1051/eas:2005039

CLOVER : The CMB polarization observer. / Maffei, B.; Ade, P. A R; Calderon, C.; Challinor, A. D.; De Bernardis, P.; Dunlop, L.; Gear, W. K.; Giraud-Héraud, Y.; Goldie, D. J.; Grainge, K. J B; Isaak, K. G.; Johnson, B.; Jones, M. E.; Lasenby, A. N.; Mauskopf, Philip; Melhuish, S. J.; Orlando, A.; Piccirillo, L.; Pisano, G.; Taylor, A. C.; Withington, S.; Yassin, G.

EAS Publications Series. Vol. 14 2005. p. 251-256 (EAS Publications Series; Vol. 14).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Maffei, B, Ade, PAR, Calderon, C, Challinor, AD, De Bernardis, P, Dunlop, L, Gear, WK, Giraud-Héraud, Y, Goldie, DJ, Grainge, KJB, Isaak, KG, Johnson, B, Jones, ME, Lasenby, AN, Mauskopf, P, Melhuish, SJ, Orlando, A, Piccirillo, L, Pisano, G, Taylor, AC, Withington, S & Yassin, G 2005, CLOVER: The CMB polarization observer. in EAS Publications Series. vol. 14, EAS Publications Series, vol. 14, pp. 251-256, Dome C Astronomy and Astrophysics Meeting, Toulouse, France, 6/28/04. https://doi.org/10.1051/eas:2005039
Maffei B, Ade PAR, Calderon C, Challinor AD, De Bernardis P, Dunlop L et al. CLOVER: The CMB polarization observer. In EAS Publications Series. Vol. 14. 2005. p. 251-256. (EAS Publications Series). https://doi.org/10.1051/eas:2005039
Maffei, B. ; Ade, P. A R ; Calderon, C. ; Challinor, A. D. ; De Bernardis, P. ; Dunlop, L. ; Gear, W. K. ; Giraud-Héraud, Y. ; Goldie, D. J. ; Grainge, K. J B ; Isaak, K. G. ; Johnson, B. ; Jones, M. E. ; Lasenby, A. N. ; Mauskopf, Philip ; Melhuish, S. J. ; Orlando, A. ; Piccirillo, L. ; Pisano, G. ; Taylor, A. C. ; Withington, S. ; Yassin, G. / CLOVER : The CMB polarization observer. EAS Publications Series. Vol. 14 2005. pp. 251-256 (EAS Publications Series).
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