This paper describes the Planck Low Frequency Instrument tuning activities performed through the ground test campaigns, from Unit to Satellite Levels. Tuning is key to achieve the best possible instrument performance and tuning parameters strongly depend on thermal and electrical conditions. For this reason tuning has been repeated several times during ground tests and it has been repeated in flight before starting nominal operations. The paper discusses the tuning philosophy, the activities and the obtained results, highlighting developments and changes occurred during test campaigns. The paper concludes with an overview of tuning performed during the satellite cryogenic test campaign (Summer 2008) and of the plans for the just started in-flight calibration.
|Titolo:||Planck-LFI radiometers tuning|
|Parole Chiave:||Instrument optimization; Instruments for CMB observations; Microwave radiometers; Space instrumentation|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore FIS/05 - Astronomia e Astrofisica|
Settore FIS/01 - Fisica Sperimentale
|Data di pubblicazione:||dic-2009|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1088/1748-0221/4/12/T12013|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|