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    Exploring Cosmic Origins with CORE: The Instrument

    De Bernardis, P. and Ade, P.A.R. and Baselmans, J.J.A. and Battistelli, E.S. and Benoit, A. and Bersanelli, M. and Bideaud, A. and Calvo, M. and Charles, I. and Colantoni, I. and Coppolecchia, Alessandro and Crook, M. and D'Alessandro, Giuseppe and De Petris, M. and Delabrouille, J. and Doyle, S. and Franceschet, C. and Gomez, A. and Goupy, J. and Hanany, S. and Hills, M. and Lamagna, L. and Macias-Perez, J.F. and Maffei, B. and Martin, S. and Martinez-Gonzalez, E. and Masi, S. and McCarthy, D. and Mennella, A. and Monfardini, A. and Noviello, F. and Paiella, A. and Piacentini, F. and Piat, M. and Pisano, G. and Signorelli, G. and Tan, C.Y. and Tartari, A. and Trappe, Neil and Triqueneaux, S. and Tucker, C. and Vermeulen, G. and Young, K. and Zannoni, M. and Achúcarro, A. and Allison, R. and Ashdown, M. and Ballardini, M. and Banday, A.J. and Banerji, R. and Bartlett, J. and Bartolo, N. and Basak, S. and Bonaldi, A. and Bonato, M. and Borrill, J. and Bouchet, F. and Boulanger, F. and Brinckmann, M. and Bucher, M. and Burigana, C. and Buzzelli, A. and Cai, Z.Y. and Carvalho, C.S. and Challinor, A. and Chluba, J. and Clesse, S. and de Gasperis, G. and de Zotti, G. and Di Valentino, E. and Diego, J.M. and Errard, J. and Feeney, S. and Fernandez-Cobos, R. and Finelli, F. and Forastieri, F. and Galli, S. and Genova-Santos, R.T. and Gerbino, M. and Gonzalez-Nuevo, J. and Hagstotz, S. and Greenslade, J. and Handley, W. and Hernandez-Monteagudo, C. and Hervias-Caimapo, C. and Hivon, E. and Kiiveri, K. and Kisner, T.S. and Kitching, T. and Kunz, M. and Kurki-Suonio, H. and Lasenby, A. and Lattanzi, M. and Lesgourgues, J. and Lewis, A. and Liguori, M. and Lindholm, V. and Luzzi, G. and Martins, C.J.A.P. and Melchiorri, A. and Melin, J.-B. and Molinari, D. and Natoli, P. and Negrello, M. and Notari, A. and Paoletti, D. and Patanchon, G. and Polastri, L. and Polenta, G. and Pollo, A. and Poulin, V. and Quartin, M. and Remazeilles, M. and Roman, M. and Rubino-Martin, J.A. and Salvati, L. and Tomasi, M. and Tramonte, D. and Trombetti, T. and Valiviita, J. and van de Weygaert, R. and Van Tent, B. and Vennin, V. and Vielva, P. and Vittorio, N. (2018) Exploring Cosmic Origins with CORE: The Instrument. Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, 4 (015). ISSN 1475-7516

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    We describe a space-borne, multi-band, multi-beam polarimeter aiming at a precise and accurate measurement of the polarization of the Cosmic Microwave Background. The instrument is optimized to be compatible with the strict budget requirements of a mediumsize space mission within the Cosmic Vision Programme of the European Space Agency. The instrument has no moving parts, and uses arrays of diffraction-limited Kinetic Inductance Detectors to cover the frequency range from 60 GHz to 600 GHz in 19 wide bands, in the focal plane of a 1.2 m aperture telescope cooled at 40 K, allowing for an accurate extraction of the CMB signal from polarized foreground emission. The projected CMB polarization survey sensitivity of this instrument, after foregrounds removal, is 1.7 µK·arcmin. The design is robust enough to allow, if needed, a downscoped version of the instrument covering the 100 GHz to 600 GHz range with a 0.8 m aperture telescope cooled at 85 K, with a projected CMB polarization survey sensitivity of 3.2 µK·arcmin.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is the preprint version of the published article, which is available at: P. de Bernardis et al JCAP04(2018)015
    Keywords: Exploring; Cosmic Origins; CORE; Instrument;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Experimental Physics
    Item ID: 13314
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    Depositing User: Dr. Neil Trappe
    Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2020 14:41
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
    Publisher: IOP Publishing
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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