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, P. D. Mauskopf, S. J. Melhuish, A. Orlando, L. Piccirillo, G. Pisano, A. C. TaylorS. 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 publicationProceedings - CIS Workshops 2007, 2007 International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Security Workshops, CISW 2007
Pages251-256
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
EventDome C Astronomy and Astrophysics Meeting - Toulouse, France
Duration: Jun 28 2004Jun 30 2004

Publication series

NameEAS Publications Series
Volume14
ISSN (Print)1633-4760
ISSN (Electronic)1638-1963

Other

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

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Engineering(all)
  • Space and Planetary Science

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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, P. D., Melhuish, S. J., Orlando, A., Piccirillo, L., Pisano, G., ... Yassin, G. (2005). CLOVER: The CMB polarization observer. In Proceedings - CIS Workshops 2007, 2007 International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Security Workshops, CISW 2007 (pp. 251-256). (EAS Publications Series; Vol. 14). https://doi.org/10.1051/eas:2005039