CLOVER: The CMB polarization observer

B. Maffei, P. A R Ade, C. Calderon, A. D. Challinor, P. De Bernardis, L. Dunlop, W. K. Gear, Y. Giraud-Héraud, D. J. Goldie, K. J B Grainge, K. G. Isaak, B. Johnson, M. E. Jones, A. N. Lasenby, P. D. Mauskopf, S. J. Melhuish, A. Orlando, L. Piccirillo, G. Pisano, A. C. TaylorS. Withington, G. Yassin

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    We present a new, fully-funded ground-based instrument designed to measure the B-mode polarization of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB). The concept is based on three independent sub-systems operating at 90, 150 and 220 GHz, each comprising a telescope and a focal plane of horn-coupled background-limited bolometers. This highly-sensitive experiment, planned to be based at Dome C station in Antarctica, is optimised to produce very low systematic effects. It will allow the detection of the CMB polarization over angular multipoles 20 <l <1000 accurately enough to measure the B-mode signature from gravitational waves to a lensing-confusion-limited tensor-to-scalar ratio r ∼ 0.005. © EAS, EDP Sciences 2005.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEAS Publications Series|EAS Publ. Ser.
    Number of pages5
    Publication statusPublished - 2005
    EventDome C Astronomy and Astrophysics Meeting - Toulouse
    Duration: 1 Jul 2005 → …

    Publication series

    NameEAS Publications Series


    ConferenceDome C Astronomy and Astrophysics Meeting
    Period1/07/05 → …


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