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    Planck-HFI optical design and pre-flight performances

    Maffei, B. and Noviello, F. and Savini, G. and Murphy, J.Anthony and Lamarre, J.-M. and Ade, P.A.R. and Bouchet, F.R. and Brossard, J. and Catalano, A. and Colgan, R. and Gispert, R. and Gleeson, E. and Haynes, C.V. and Jones, W.C. and Lange, A.E. and Longval, Y. and McAuley, I. and Norgaard-Nielsen, H.U. and Pajot, F. and Peacocke, T. and Pisano, G. and Puget, J.-L. and Ristorcelli, I. and Sudiwala, R. and Tauber, J.A. and Wylde, R.J. and Yurchenko, V. (2010) Planck-HFI optical design and pre-flight performances. In: Proceedings of the Fourth European Conference on Antennas and Propagation. IEEE, pp. 1-5. ISBN 9788476534724

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    Planck is a European Space Agency (ESA) satellite, launched in May 2009, which is mapping the Cosmic Microwave Background anisotropies in intensity and polarisation with unprecedented detail and sensitivity. It will also provide full-sky maps of astrophysical foregrounds. An accurate knowledge of the telescope beam patterns is an essential element for a correct analysis of the acquired astrophysical data. We present the optical design of the High Frequency Instrument (HFI) together with the optical performances measured during the ground calibration campaigns. We report on the evolution of the knowledge of the pre-launch HFI beam patterns when coupled to the telescope, and on their significance for the HFI data analysis procedure.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: The authors would like to acknowledge the support from STFC, CNRS, CNES, ESA, NASA, Enterprise Ireland and Science Foundation Ireland. Cite as: B. Maffei et al., "Planck-HFI optical design and pre-flight performances," Proceedings of the Fourth European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, Barcelona, 2010, pp. 1-5.
    Keywords: Optical design; Telescopes; Satellites; Anisotropic magnetoresistance; Optical polarization; Pattern analysis; Frequency; Instruments; Optical sensors; Performance evaluation;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Experimental Physics
    Item ID: 13779
    Depositing User: Dr. Anthony Murphy
    Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2021 15:56
    Publisher: IEEE
    Refereed: Yes
    Funders: Enterprise Ireland, Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)

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