Development of calibration strategies for the Simons Observatory

Sean A. Bryan, Sara M. Simon, Martina Gerbino, Grant Teply, Amir Ali, Yuji Chinone, Kevin Crowley, Giulio Fabbian, Patricio A. Gallardo, Neil Goeckner-Wald, Brian Keating, Brian Koopman, Akito Kusaka, Frederick Matsuda, Philip Mauskopf, Jeff McMahon, Federico Nati, Giuseppe Puglisi, Christian L. Reichardt, Maria SalatinoZhilei Xu, Ningfeng Zhu

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Abstract

The Simons Observatory (SO) is a set of cosmic microwave background instruments that will be deployed in the Atacama Desert in Chile. The key science goals include setting new constraints on cosmic inflation, measuring large scale structure with gravitational lensing, and constraining neutrino masses. Meeting these science goals with SO requires high sensitivity and improved calibration techniques. In this paper, we highlight a few of the most important instrument calibrations, including spectral response, gain stability, and polarization angle calibrations. We present their requirements for SO and experimental techniques that can be employed to reach those requirements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMillimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy IX
EditorsJonas Zmuidzinas, Jian-Rong Gao
PublisherSPIE
Volume10708
ISBN (Print)9781510619692
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
Externally publishedYes
EventMillimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy IX 2018 - Austin, United States
Duration: Jun 12 2018Jun 15 2018

Other

OtherMillimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy IX 2018
CountryUnited States
CityAustin
Period6/12/186/15/18

Keywords

  • calibration
  • cosmic microwave background
  • Simons Observatory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Bryan, S. A., Simon, S. M., Gerbino, M., Teply, G., Ali, A., Chinone, Y., Crowley, K., Fabbian, G., Gallardo, P. A., Goeckner-Wald, N., Keating, B., Koopman, B., Kusaka, A., Matsuda, F., Mauskopf, P., McMahon, J., Nati, F., Puglisi, G., Reichardt, C. L., ... Zhu, N. (2018). Development of calibration strategies for the Simons Observatory. In J. Zmuidzinas, & J-R. Gao (Eds.), Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy IX (Vol. 10708). [1070840] SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2313832