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    Concept design of the LiteBIRD satellite for CMB B-mode polarization

    Sekimoto, Y. and Ade, P.A.R. and Arnold, K. and Aumont, J. and Austermann, J. and Baccigalupi, C. and Banday, A.J. and Banerji, R. and Basak, S. and Beckman, S. and Bersanelli, M. and Borrill, J. and Boulanger, F. and Brown, M.L. and Bucher, M. and Calabrese, E. and Casas, F.J. and Challinor, A. and Chinone, Y. and Columbro, F. and Cukierman, A. and Curtis, D. and De Bernardis, P. and De Petris, M. and Dobbs, M. and Dotani, T. and Duband, L. and Duval, J.M. and Ducout, A. and Ebisawa, K. and Elleflot, T. and Eriksen, H.K. and Errard, J. and Flauger, R. and Franceschet, C. and Fuskeland, U. and Ganga, K. and Gao, J.R. and Ghigna, T. and Grain, J. and Gruppuso, A. and Halverson, N. and Hargrave, P.C. and Hasebe, T. and Hasegawa, M. and Hattori, M. and Hasumi, M. and Henrot-Versille, S. and Hill, C. and Hirota, Y. and Hivon, E. and Hoang, D.T. and Hubmayr, J. and Ichiki, K. and Imada, H. and Ishino, H. and Jaehnig, G. and Kanai, H. and Kashima, S. and Kataoka, Y. and Katayama, N. and Kawasaki, T. and Keskitalo, R. and Kibayashi, A. and Kikuchi, T. and Kimura, K. and Kisner, T.S. and Kobayashi, Y. and Kogiso, N. and Kohri, K. and Komatsu, E. and Komatsu, K. and Konishi, K. and Krachmalnicoff, N. and Kuo, C.L. and Kurinsky, N. and Kushino, A. and Lamagna, L. and Lee, A.T. and Linder, E. and Maffei, B. and Maki, M. and Mangilli, A. and Martinez-Gonzalez, E. and Masi, S. and Matsumura, T. and Mennella, A. and Minami, Y. and Mistuda, K. and Molinari, D. and Montier, L. and Morgante, G. and Mot, B. and Murata, Y. and Murphy, J.Anthony and Nagai, M. and Nagata, R. and Nakamura, S. and Namikawa, T. and Natoli, P. and Nishibori, T. and Nishino, H. and Noviello, F. and O'Sullivan, Créidhe and Ochi, H. and Ogawa, H. and Ohsaki, H. and Ohta, I. and Okada, N. and Patanchon, G. and Piacentini, F. and Pisano, G. and Polenta, G. and Poletti, D. and Puglisi, G. and Raum, C. and Realini, S. and Remazeilles, M. and Sakurai, H. and Sakurai, Y. and Savini, G. and Sherwin, B. and Shinozaki, K. and Shiraishi, M. and Signorelli, G. and Smecher, G. and Stompor, R. and Sugai, H. and Sugiyama, S. and Suzuki, A. and Suzuki, J. and Takaku, R. and Takakura, H. and Takakura, S. and Taylor, E. and Terao, Y. and Thompson, K.L. and Thorne, B. and Tomasi, M. and Tomida, H. and Trappe, Neil and Tristram, M. and Tsuji, M. and Tsujimoto, M. and Uozumi, S. and Utsunomiya, S. and Vittorio, N. and Watanabe, N. and Wehus, I. and Westbrook, B. and Winter, B. and Yamamoto, R. and Yamasaki, N.Y. and Yanagisawa, M. and Yoshida, T. and Yumoto, J. and Zannoni, M. and Zonca, A. (2018) Concept design of the LiteBIRD satellite for CMB B-mode polarization. Proceedings of SPIE, 10698. 106981Y. ISSN 0277-786X

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    LiteBIRD is a candidate for JAXA’s strategic large mission to observe the cosmic microwave background (CMB) polarization over the full sky at large angular scales. It is planned to be launched in the 2020s with an H3 launch vehicle for three years of observations at a Sun-Earth Lagrangian point (L2). The concept design has been studied by researchers from Japan, U.S., Canada and Europe during the ISAS Phase-A1. Large scale measurements of the CMB B-mode polarization are known as the best probe to detect primordial gravitational waves. The goal of LiteBIRD is to measure the tensor-to-scalar ratio (r) with precision of r < 0:001. A 3-year full sky survey will be carried out with a low frequency (34 - 161 GHz) telescope (LFT) and a high frequency (89 - 448 GHz) telescope (HFT), which achieve a sensitivity of 2.5 μK-arcmin with an angular resolution 30 arcminutes around 100 GHz. The concept design of LiteBIRD system, payload module (PLM), cryo-structure, LFT and verification plan is described in this paper.

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    Additional Information: Cite as: Y. Sekimoto, P. Ade, K. Arnold, J. Aumont, J. Austermann, C. Baccigalupi, A. Banday, R. Banerji, S. Basak, S. Beckman, M. Bersanelli, J. Borrill, F. Boulanger, M. L. Brown, M. Bucher, E. Calabrese, A. Challinor, Y. Chinone, F. Columbro, A. Cukierman, D. Curtis, P. de Bernardis, M. de Petris, M. Dobbs, T. Dotani, L. Duband, A. Ducout, K. Ebisawa, T. Elleflot, H. Eriksen, J. Errard, R. Flauger, C. Franceschet, U. Fuskeland, K. Ganga, J.R. Gao, T. Ghigna, J. Grain, A. Gruppuso, N. Halverson, P. Hargrave, T. Hasebe, M. Hasegawa, M. Hattori, M. Hazumi, S. Henrot-Versille, C. Hill, Y. Hirota, E. Hivon, D. T. Hoang, J. Hubmayr, K. Ichiki, H. Imada, H. Ishino, G. Jaehnig, H. Kanai, S. Kashima, Y. Kataoka, N. Katayama, T. Kawasaki, R. Keskitalo, A. Kibayashi, T. Kikuchi, K. Kimura, T. Kisner, Y. Kobayashi, N. Kogiso, K. Kohri, E. Komatsu, K. Komatsu, K. Konishi, N. Krachmalnicoff, C. L. Kuo, N. Kurinsky, A. Kushino, L. Lamagna, A. T. Lee, E. Linder, B. Maffei, M. Maki, A. Mangilli, E. Martinez-Gonzalez, S. Masi, T. Matsumura, A. Mennella, Y. Minami, K. Mistuda, D. Molinari, L. Montier, G. Morgante, B. Mot, Y. Murata, A. Murphy, M. Nagai, R. Nagata, S. Nakamura, T. Namikawa, P. Natoli, T. Nishibori, H. Nishino, F. Noviello, C. O'Sullivan, H. Ochi, H. Ogawa, H. Ogawa, H. Ohsaki, I. Ohta, N. Okada, G. Patanchon, F. Piacentini, G. Pisano, G. Polenta, D. Poletti, G. Puglisi, C. Raum, S. Realini, M. Remazeilles, H. Sakurai, Y. Sakurai, G. Savini, B. Sherwin, K. Shinozaki, M. Shiraishi, G. Signorelli, G. Smecher, R. Stompor, H. Sugai, S. Sugiyama, A. Suzuki, J. Suzuki, R. Takaku, H. Takakura, S. Takakura, E. Taylor, Y. Terao, K. L. Thompson, B. Thorne, M. Tomasi, H. Tomida, N. Trappe, M. Tristram, M. Tsuji, M. Tsujimoto, S. Uozumi, S. Utsunomiya, N. Vittorio, N. Watanabe, I. Wehus, B. Westbrook, B. Winter, R. Yamamoto, N. Y. Yamasaki, M. Yanagisawa, T. Yoshida, J. Yumoto, M. Zannoni, and A. Zonca "Concept design of the LiteBIRD satellite for CMB B-mode polarization", Proc. SPIE 10698, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 106981Y (9 August 2018);
    Keywords: Cosmic microwave background; space program; millimeter-wave polarization; cryogenic telescope;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Experimental Physics
    Item ID: 13434
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    Depositing User: Dr. Créidhe O'Sullivan
    Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2020 15:33
    Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of SPIE
    Publisher: SPIE
    Refereed: Yes

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