In this paper, we describe QUBIC, an experiment that will observe the polarized microwave sky with a novel approach, which combines the sensitivity of state-of-the-art bolometric detectors with the systematic effects control typical of interferometers. QUBIC’s unique features are the so-called “self-calibration”, a technique that allows us to clean the measured data from instrumental effects, and its spectral imaging power, i.e., the ability to separate the signal into various sub-bands within each frequency band. QUBIC will observe the sky in two main frequency bands: 150 GHz and 220 GHz. A technological demonstrator is currently under testing and will be deployed in Argentina during 2019, while the final instrument is expected to be installed during 2020.

QUBIC: Exploring the Primordial Universe with the Q&U Bolometric Interferometer / A. Mennella, P. Ade, G. Amico, D. Auguste, J. Aumont, S. Banfi, G. Barbaràn, P. Battaglia, E. Battistelli, A. Baù, B. Bélier, D. Bennett, L. Bergé, J. Bernard, M. Bersanelli, M. Sazy, N. Bleurvacq, J. Bonaparte, J. Bonis, E. Bunn, D. Burke, D. Buzi, A. Buzzelli, F. Cavaliere, P. Chanial, C. Chapron, R. Charlassier, F. Columbro, G. Coppi, A. Coppolecchia, R. D’Agostino, G. D’Alessandro, P. Bernardis, G. Gasperis, M. Leo, M. Petris, A. Donato, L. Dumoulin, A. Etchegoyen, A. Fasciszewski, C. Franceschet, M. Lerena, B. Garcia, X. Garrido, M. Gaspard, A. Gault, D. Gayer, M. Gervasi, M. Giard, Y. Héraud, M. Berisso, M. González, M. Gradziel, L. Grandsire, E. Guerard, J. Hamilton, D. Harari, V. Haynes, S. Versillé, D. Hoang, N. Holtzer, F. Incardona, E. Jules, J. Kaplan, A. Korotkov, C. Kristukat, L. Lamagna, S. Loucatos, T. Louis, A. Lowitz, V. Lukovic, R. Luterstein, B. Maffei, S. Marnieros, S. Masi, A. Mattei, A. May, M. Mcculloch, M. Medina, L. Mele, S. Melhuish, L. Montier, L. Mousset, L. Mundo, J. Murphy, J. Murphy, C. O’Sullivan, E. Olivieri, A. Paiella, F. Pajot, A. Passerini, H. Pastoriza, A. Pelosi, C. Perbost, M. Perciballi, F. Pezzotta, F. Piacentini, M. Piat, L. Piccirillo, G. Pisano, G. Polenta, D. Prêle, R. Puddu, D. Rambaud, P. Ringegni, G. Romero, M. Salatino, A. Schillaci, C. Scóccola, S. Scully, S. Spinelli, G. Stankowiak, M. Stolpovskiy, F. Suarez, A. Tartari, J. Thermeau, P. Timbie, M. Tomasi, S. Torchinsky, M. Tristram, C. Tucker, G. Tucker, S. Vanneste, D. Viganò, N. Vittorio, F. Voisin, R. Watson, F. Wicek, M. Zannoni, A. Zullo. - In: UNIVERSE. - ISSN 2218-1997. - 5:2(2019 Feb). [10.3390/universe5020042]

QUBIC: Exploring the Primordial Universe with the Q&U Bolometric Interferometer

A. Mennella
Primo
Writing – Original Draft Preparation
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P. Battaglia;M. Bersanelli;F. Cavaliere;C. Franceschet;F. Incardona;F. Pezzotta;M. Tomasi;D. Viganò;
2019-02

Abstract

In this paper, we describe QUBIC, an experiment that will observe the polarized microwave sky with a novel approach, which combines the sensitivity of state-of-the-art bolometric detectors with the systematic effects control typical of interferometers. QUBIC’s unique features are the so-called “self-calibration”, a technique that allows us to clean the measured data from instrumental effects, and its spectral imaging power, i.e., the ability to separate the signal into various sub-bands within each frequency band. QUBIC will observe the sky in two main frequency bands: 150 GHz and 220 GHz. A technological demonstrator is currently under testing and will be deployed in Argentina during 2019, while the final instrument is expected to be installed during 2020.
B-modes; bolometers; Cosmic Microwave Background; inflation; polarimetry
Settore FIS/05 - Astronomia e Astrofisica
Q and U Bolometric Interferometer for Cosmology (QUBIC 2)
23-gen-2019
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