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    Next Generation Sub-millimetre Wave Focal Plane Array Coupling Concepts – An ESA TRP project to develop multichroic focal plane pixels for future CMB polarisation experiments.


    Trappe, Neil and Bucher, M. and De Bernardis, P. and Delabrouille, J. and Deo, P. and De Petris, M. and Doherty, S. and Ghribi, A. and Gradziel, Marcin and Kuzmin, L. and Maffei, B. and Mahashabde, S. and Masi, S. and Murphy, J.Anthony and Noviello, F. and O'Sullivan, Créidhe and Pagano, L. and Piacentini, F. and Piat, M. and Pisano, G. and Robinson, M. and Stompor, R. and Tartari, A. and van der Vorst, M. and Verhoeve, P. (2016) Next Generation Sub-millimetre Wave Focal Plane Array Coupling Concepts – An ESA TRP project to develop multichroic focal plane pixels for future CMB polarisation experiments. In: Proceedings of SPIE. Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), p. 991412. ISBN 9781510602076

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    Abstract

    The main objective of this activity is to develop new focal plane coupling array concepts and technologies that optimise the coupling from reflector optics to the large number of detectors for next generation sub millimetre wave telescopes particularly targeting measurement of the polarization of the cosmic microwave background (CMB). In this 18 month TRP programme the consortium are tasked with developing, manufacturing and experimentally verifying a prototype multichroic pixel which would be suitable for the large focal plane arrays which will be demanded to reach the required sensitivity of future CMB polarization missions. One major development was to have multichroic operation to potentially reduce the required focal plane size of a CMB mission. After research in the optimum telescope design and definition of requirements based on a stringent science case review, a number of compact focal plane architecture concepts were investigated before a pixel demonstrator consisting of a planar mesh lens feeding a backend Resonant Cold Electron Bolometer RCEB for filtering and detection of the dual frequency signal was planned for manufacture and test. In this demonstrator the frequencies of the channels was chosen to be 75 and 105 GHz in the w band close to the peak CMB signal. In the next year the prototype breadboards will be developed to test the beams produced by the manufactured flat lenses fed by a variety of antenna configurations and the spectral response of the RCEBs will also be verified.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: Cite as: N. Trappe, M. Bucher, P. De Bernardis, J. Delabrouille, P. Deo, M. DePetris, S. Doherty, A. Ghribi, M. Gradziel, L. Kuzmin, B. Maffei, S. Mahashabde, S. Masi, J. A. Murphy, F. Noviello, C. O'Sullivan, L. Pagano, F. Piacentini, M. Piat, G. Pisano, M. Robinson, R. Stompor, A. Tartari, M. van der Vorst, and P. Verhoeve "Next generation sub-millimeter wave focal plane array coupling concepts: an ESA TRP project to develop multichroic focal plane pixels for future CMB polarization experiments", Proc. SPIE 9914, Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy VIII, 991412 (19 July 2016); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2231267
    Keywords: Next Generation; Sub-millimetre; Wave Focal Plane Array Coupling; Concepts; ESA TRP project; multichroic focal plane pixels; future CMB polarisation experiments;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Experimental Physics
    Item ID: 13318
    Depositing User: Dr. Neil Trappe
    Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2020 15:44
    Publisher: Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE)
    Refereed: Yes
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