Advanced modelling of the Planck-LFI radiometers

P. Battaglia, C. Franceschet, A. Zonca, M. Bersanelli, R.C. Butler, O. D'Arcangelo, R.J. Davis, S. Galeotta, P. Guzzi, R. Hoyland, P. Hughes, P. Jukkala, D. Kettle, M. Laaninen, R. Leonardi, D. Maino, N. Mandolesi, P. Meinhold, A. Mennella, P. Platania & 5 others L. Terenzi, Jussi Tuovinen, Jussi Varis, F. Villa, A. Wilkinson

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Abstract

The Low Frequency Instrument (LFI) is a radiometer array covering the 30-70 GHz spectral range on-board the ESA Planck satellite, launched on May 14th, 2009 to observe the cosmic microwave background (CMB) with unprecedented precision. In this paper we describe the development and validation of a software model of the LFI pseudo-correlation receivers which enables to reproduce and predict all the main system parameters of interest as measured at each of the 44 LFI detectors. These include system total gain, noise temperature, band-pass response, non-linear response. The LFI Advanced RF Model (LARFM) has been constructed by using commercial software tools and data of each radiometer component as measured at single unit level. The LARFM has been successfully used to reproduce the LFI behavior observed during the LFI ground-test campaign. The model is an essential element in the database of LFI data processing center and will be available for any detailed study of radiometer behaviour during the survey.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberT12014
JournalJournal of Instrumentation
Volume4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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Keywords

  • Modeling of microwave systems
  • Space instrumentation
  • Microwave radiometers
  • Instruments for CMB observations

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Battaglia, P., Franceschet, C., Zonca, A., Bersanelli, M., Butler, R. C., D'Arcangelo, O., ... Wilkinson, A. (2009). Advanced modelling of the Planck-LFI radiometers. Journal of Instrumentation, 4, [T12014]. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-0221/4/12/T12014
Battaglia, P. ; Franceschet, C. ; Zonca, A. ; Bersanelli, M. ; Butler, R.C. ; D'Arcangelo, O. ; Davis, R.J. ; Galeotta, S. ; Guzzi, P. ; Hoyland, R. ; Hughes, P. ; Jukkala, P. ; Kettle, D. ; Laaninen, M. ; Leonardi, R. ; Maino, D. ; Mandolesi, N. ; Meinhold, P. ; Mennella, A. ; Platania, P. ; Terenzi, L. ; Tuovinen, Jussi ; Varis, Jussi ; Villa, F. ; Wilkinson, A. / Advanced modelling of the Planck-LFI radiometers. In: Journal of Instrumentation. 2009 ; Vol. 4.
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In: Journal of Instrumentation, Vol. 4, T12014, 2009.

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Battaglia P, Franceschet C, Zonca A, Bersanelli M, Butler RC, D'Arcangelo O et al. Advanced modelling of the Planck-LFI radiometers. Journal of Instrumentation. 2009;4. T12014. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-0221/4/12/T12014