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Polarimetric receiver in the forty gigahertz band: new instrument for the Q-U-I joint Tenerife experiment

Abstract: This paper describes the analysis, design and characterization of a polarimetric receiver developed for covering the 35 to 47 GHz frequency band in the new instrument aimed at completing the ground-based Q-U-I Joint Tenerife Experiment. This experiment is designed to measure polarization in the Cosmic Microwave Background. The described high frequency instrument is a HEMT-based array composed of 29 pixels. A thorough analysis of the behaviour of the proposed receiver, based on electronic phase switching, is presented for a noise-like linearly polarized input signal, obtaining simultaneously I, Q and U Stokes parameters of the input signal. Wideband subsystems are designed, assembled and characterized for the polarimeter. Their performances are described showing appropriate results within the 35-to-47 GHz frequency band. Functionality tests are performed at room and cryogenic temperatures with adequate results for both temperature conditions, which validate the receiver concept and performance.

 Autoría: Villa E., Cano J., Aja B., Terán J., de la Fuente L., Mediavilla Á., Artal E.,

 Fuente: Experimental Astronomy, 2018, 45(1), 127-146

Editorial: Springer Nature

 Fecha de publicación: 01/03/2018

Nº de páginas: 19

Tipo de publicación: Artículo de Revista

 DOI: 10.1007/s10686-018-9579-0

ISSN: 0922-6435,1572-9508

Proyecto español: CSD2010-00064 ; ESP2015-70646-C2-2-R

Url de la publicación: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10686-018-9579-0