Instrument design and characterization of the Millimeter Bolometer Array Camera on the Atacama Cosmology Telescope

D. S. Swetz, P. A R Ade, C. Allen, M. Amiri, J. W. Appel, E. S. Battistelli, B. Burger, J. A. Chervenak, A. J. Dahlen, S. Das, S. Denny, M. J. Devlin, S. R. Dicker, W. B. Doriese, R. Dünner, T. Essinger-Hileman, R. P. Fisher, J. W. Fowler, X. Gao, A. Hajian & 35 others M. Halpern, P. C. Hargrave, M. Hasselfield, G. C. Hilton, A. D. Hincks, K. D. Irwin, N. Jarosik, M. Kaul, J. Klein, S. Knotek, J. M. Lau, M. Limon, R. H. Lupton, T. A. Marriage, K. L. Martocci, Philip Mauskopf, S. H. Moseley, C. B. Netterfield, M. D. Niemack, M. R. Nolta, L. Page, L. P. Parker, B. A. Reid, C. D. Reintsema, A. J. Sederberg, N. Sehgal, J. L. Sievers, D. N. Spergel, S. T. Staggs, O. R. Stryzak, E. R. Switzer, R. J. Thornton, C. Tucker, E. J. Wollack, Y. Zhao

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Abstract

The Millimeter Bolometer Array Camera (MBAC) was commissioned in the fall of 2007 on the new 6-meter Atacama Cosmology Telescope (ACT). The MBAC on the ACT will map the temperature anisotropics of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) with arc-minute resolution. For this first observing season, the MBAC contained a diffraction-limited, 32 by 32 element, focal plane array of Transition Edge Sensor (TES) bolometers for observations at 145 GHz. This array was coupled to the telescope with a series of cold, refractive, reimaging optics. To meet the performance specifications, the MBAC employs four stages of cooling using closed-cycle 3He/4He sorption fridge systems in combination with pulse tube coolers. In this paper we present the design of the instrument and discuss its performance during the first observing season. Finally, we report on the status of the MBAC for the 2008 observing season, when the instrument will be upgraded to a total of three separate 1024-element arrays at 145 GHz, 220 GHz and 280 GHz.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume7020
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventMillimeter and Submillimeter Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy IV - Marseille, France
Duration: Jun 26 2008Jun 28 2008

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OtherMillimeter and Submillimeter Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy IV
CountryFrance
CityMarseille
Period6/26/086/28/08

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cameras
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Sorption
focal plane devices
Design
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Keywords

  • Array
  • Bolometer
  • CMB
  • Cryogenics
  • Instrument design
  • Pulse tube
  • Receiver
  • TES

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Swetz, D. S., Ade, P. A. R., Allen, C., Amiri, M., Appel, J. W., Battistelli, E. S., ... Zhao, Y. (2008). Instrument design and characterization of the Millimeter Bolometer Array Camera on the Atacama Cosmology Telescope. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 7020). [702008] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.789876

Instrument design and characterization of the Millimeter Bolometer Array Camera on the Atacama Cosmology Telescope. / Swetz, D. S.; Ade, P. A R; Allen, C.; Amiri, M.; Appel, J. W.; Battistelli, E. S.; Burger, B.; Chervenak, J. A.; Dahlen, A. J.; Das, S.; Denny, S.; Devlin, M. J.; Dicker, S. R.; Doriese, W. B.; Dünner, R.; Essinger-Hileman, T.; Fisher, R. P.; Fowler, J. W.; Gao, X.; Hajian, A.; Halpern, M.; Hargrave, P. C.; Hasselfield, M.; Hilton, G. C.; Hincks, A. D.; Irwin, K. D.; Jarosik, N.; Kaul, M.; Klein, J.; Knotek, S.; Lau, J. M.; Limon, M.; Lupton, R. H.; Marriage, T. A.; Martocci, K. L.; Mauskopf, Philip; Moseley, S. H.; Netterfield, C. B.; Niemack, M. D.; Nolta, M. R.; Page, L.; Parker, L. P.; Reid, B. A.; Reintsema, C. D.; Sederberg, A. J.; Sehgal, N.; Sievers, J. L.; Spergel, D. N.; Staggs, S. T.; Stryzak, O. R.; Switzer, E. R.; Thornton, R. J.; Tucker, C.; Wollack, E. J.; Zhao, Y.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 7020 2008. 702008.

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

Swetz, DS, Ade, PAR, Allen, C, Amiri, M, Appel, JW, Battistelli, ES, Burger, B, Chervenak, JA, Dahlen, AJ, Das, S, Denny, S, Devlin, MJ, Dicker, SR, Doriese, WB, Dünner, R, Essinger-Hileman, T, Fisher, RP, Fowler, JW, Gao, X, Hajian, A, Halpern, M, Hargrave, PC, Hasselfield, M, Hilton, GC, Hincks, AD, Irwin, KD, Jarosik, N, Kaul, M, Klein, J, Knotek, S, Lau, JM, Limon, M, Lupton, RH, Marriage, TA, Martocci, KL, Mauskopf, P, Moseley, SH, Netterfield, CB, Niemack, MD, Nolta, MR, Page, L, Parker, LP, Reid, BA, Reintsema, CD, Sederberg, AJ, Sehgal, N, Sievers, JL, Spergel, DN, Staggs, ST, Stryzak, OR, Switzer, ER, Thornton, RJ, Tucker, C, Wollack, EJ & Zhao, Y 2008, Instrument design and characterization of the Millimeter Bolometer Array Camera on the Atacama Cosmology Telescope. in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 7020, 702008, Millimeter and Submillimeter Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy IV, Marseille, France, 6/26/08. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.789876
Swetz DS, Ade PAR, Allen C, Amiri M, Appel JW, Battistelli ES et al. Instrument design and characterization of the Millimeter Bolometer Array Camera on the Atacama Cosmology Telescope. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 7020. 2008. 702008 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.789876
Swetz, D. S. ; Ade, P. A R ; Allen, C. ; Amiri, M. ; Appel, J. W. ; Battistelli, E. S. ; Burger, B. ; Chervenak, J. A. ; Dahlen, A. J. ; Das, S. ; Denny, S. ; Devlin, M. J. ; Dicker, S. R. ; Doriese, W. B. ; Dünner, R. ; Essinger-Hileman, T. ; Fisher, R. P. ; Fowler, J. W. ; Gao, X. ; Hajian, A. ; Halpern, M. ; Hargrave, P. C. ; Hasselfield, M. ; Hilton, G. C. ; Hincks, A. D. ; Irwin, K. D. ; Jarosik, N. ; Kaul, M. ; Klein, J. ; Knotek, S. ; Lau, J. M. ; Limon, M. ; Lupton, R. H. ; Marriage, T. A. ; Martocci, K. L. ; Mauskopf, Philip ; Moseley, S. H. ; Netterfield, C. B. ; Niemack, M. D. ; Nolta, M. R. ; Page, L. ; Parker, L. P. ; Reid, B. A. ; Reintsema, C. D. ; Sederberg, A. J. ; Sehgal, N. ; Sievers, J. L. ; Spergel, D. N. ; Staggs, S. T. ; Stryzak, O. R. ; Switzer, E. R. ; Thornton, R. J. ; Tucker, C. ; Wollack, E. J. ; Zhao, Y. / Instrument design and characterization of the Millimeter Bolometer Array Camera on the Atacama Cosmology Telescope. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 7020 2008.
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