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    Archeops: A High Resolution Large Sky Balloon Experiment for Mapping CMB Anisotropies

    Benoit, A. and Ade, P.A.R. and Amblard, A. and Ansari, R. and Aubourg, É. and Bartlett, J.G. and Bernard, J.-P. and Bhatia, R. and Blanchard, A. and Bock, J.J. and Boscaleri, A. and Bouchet, F.R. and Bourrachot, A. and Camus, P. and Couchot, F. and De Bernardis, P. and Delabrouille, J. and Desert, F.-X. and Dore, O. and Douspis, M. and Dumoulin, L. and Dupac, X. and Filliatre, P. and Ganga, K. and Gannaway, F. and Gautier, B. and Giard, M. and Giraud-Héraud, Y. and Gispert, R. and Guglielmi, L. and Hamilton, J.-Ch. and Hanany, S. and Henrot-Versille, S. and Hristov, V.V. and Kaplan, J. and Lagache, G. and Lamarre, J.-M. and Lange, A.E. and Madet, K. and Maffei, B. and Marrone, D.P. and Masi, S. and Murphy, J.Anthony and Naraghi, F. and Nati, F. and Perrin, G. and Piat, M. and Puget, J.-L. and Santos, D. and Sudiwala, R. and Vanel, J.-C. and Vibert, D. and Wakui, E. and Yvon, D. (2001) Archeops: A High Resolution Large Sky Balloon Experiment for Mapping CMB Anisotropies. Astroparticle Physics, 17 (2). pp. 101-124. ISSN 0927-6505

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    Archeops is a balloon-borne instrument dedicated to measuring cosmic microwave background (CMB) temperature anisotropies at high angular resolution (8 arcminutes) over a large fraction (25%) of the sky in the millimetre domain. Based on Planck High Frequency Instrument (HFI) technology, cooled bolometers (0.1 K) scan the sky in total power mode with large circles at constant elevation. During the course of a 24-hour Arctic-night balloon flight, Archeops will observe a complete annulus on the sky in four frequency bands centered at 143, 217, 353 and 545 GHz with an expected sensitivity to CMB fluctuations of \~100muK for each of the 90 thousand 20 arcminute average pixels. We describe the instrument and its performance obtained during a test flight from Trapani (Sicily) to Spain in July 1999.

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    Additional Information: This is the preprint version of the published article, which is available at A. Benoı̂t, P. Ade, A. Amblard, R. Ansari, E. Aubourg, J. Bartlett, J.-P. Bernard, R.S. Bhatia, A. Blanchard, J.J. Bock, A. Boscaleri, F.R. Bouchet, A. Bourrachot, P. Camus, F. Couchot, P. de Bernardis, J. Delabrouille, F.-X. Désert, O. Doré, M. Douspis, L. Dumoulin, X. Dupac, P. Filliatre, K. Ganga, F. Gannaway, B. Gautier, M. Giard, Y. Giraud-Héraud, R. Gispert, L. Guglielmi, J.-C. Hamilton, S. Hanany, S. Henrot-Versillé, V.V. Hristov, J. Kaplan, G. Lagache, J.-M. Lamarre, A.E. Lange, K. Madet, B. Maffei, D. Marrone, S. Masi, J.A. Murphy, F. Naraghi, F. Nati, G. Perrin, M. Piat, J.-L. Puget, D. Santos, R.V. Sudiwala, J.-C. Vanel, D. Vibert, E. Wakui, D. Yvon, Archeops: a high resolution, large sky coverage balloon experiment for mapping cosmic microwave background anisotropies, Astroparticle Physics, Volume 17, Issue 2, 2002, Pages 101-124, ISSN 0927-6505, Cite this version as: arXiv:astro-ph/0106152
    Keywords: Cosmology; Cosmic dust Milky Way; Detectors bolometers; Instruments for astronomy; ARCHEOPS;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Experimental Physics
    Item ID: 14176
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    Depositing User: Dr. Anthony Murphy
    Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2021 12:22
    Journal or Publication Title: Astroparticle Physics
    Publisher: Elsevier
    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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