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Future plans for CMB anisotropy measurements with the MAXIMA array

Lee, A., Ade, Peter A. R., Bock, J., Boscaleri, A., Church, S., de Bernardis, P., Feldman, J., Ganga, K., Hanany, S., Hristov, V., Lange, A., Pascale, Enzo, Mauskopf, Philip Daniel, Richards, P., Smoot, G., Tanaka, S., Winant, C. and Wu, J. 1997. Future plans for CMB anisotropy measurements with the MAXIMA array. Presented at: Microwave background anisotropies : proceedings of the XVIth Moriond Astrophysics Meeting, Savoie, France, 16 -23 March 1996. Published in: Bouchet, François R. ed. Microwave background anisotropies : proceedings of the XVIth Moriond Astrophysics Meeting Les Arcs, Savoie, France, March 16th-23rd 1996. France: Editions Frontieres, pp. 149-153.

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Abstract

The Millimeter-Wave Anisotropy eXperiment Array (MAXIMA) experiment is an evolution of the degree-scale CMB anisotropy experiment MAX. MAXIMA is also based on a balloon-borne telescope and Adiabatic Demagnetization Refrigerator (ADR) cooled bolometers operated at 100 mK. The new experiment is designed to dramatically increase the amount of CMB anisotropy power spectrum information gathered compared to MAX. There are three main components to this improvement: (1) A large increase in sky coverage per flight is made possible by a large increase in the instrument sensitivity and an efficient observation strategy. (2) High resolution in l-space and sensitivity to high values of l is achieved by the total power mode observation strategy and small (11' FWHM) beams. (3) Robust checks for instrumental systematics and foregrounds are made by repeated measurements of the same area of sky on several time scales and wide frequency coverage.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cosmic Microwave Background: Anisotropy
Publisher: Editions Frontieres
ISBN: 9782863322086
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2017 20:41
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/70746

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