The Ku-band polarization identifier

Joshua Gundersen, E. Stefanescu, D. Barkats, S. T. Staggs, J. McMahon, P. Farese, M. M. Hedman, B. Winstein, D. Samtleben, Keith Vanderlinde, Collin Bishoff, T. Gaier

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Abstract

The Ku-band polarization identifier (KUPID) will integrate a very low noise 12-18 GHz, correlation polarimeter onto the Crawford Hill seven meter, millimeter-wave antenna. The primary components of the polarimeter will be built at the University of Miami and other key components, including the microwave horn and data acquisition system will be built at the University of Chicago and Princeton University. This project will measure the Q and U Stokes parameters in regions near the north celestial pole, in regions of low galactic contamination, and in regions near the galactic plane. The KUPID survey experiment makes use of many of the techniques employed in the Princeton IQU experiment (PIQUE) that was developed by the members of this collaboration to detect CMB polarization at shorter wavelengths. The KUPID experiment will be constructed in parallel and on the same timescale as the CAPMAP experiment (see Barkats, this volume) which is the follow-on experiment to PIQUE. KUPID will observe on the Crawford Hill antenna from late spring until early autumn, while CAPMAP will observe during the lower water vapor months of late autumn until early spring.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1097-1106
Number of pages10
JournalNew Astronomy Reviews
Volume47
Issue number11-12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2003

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Gundersen, J., Stefanescu, E., Barkats, D., Staggs, S. T., McMahon, J., Farese, P., Hedman, M. M., Winstein, B., Samtleben, D., Vanderlinde, K., Bishoff, C., & Gaier, T. (2003). The Ku-band polarization identifier. New Astronomy Reviews, 47(11-12), 1097-1106. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.newar.2003.09.036