Noise properties of the Planck-LFI receivers

P. Meinhold (Corresponding Author), R. Leonardi, B. Aja, E. Artal, P. Battaglia, M. Bersanelli, E. Blackhurst, C.R. Butler, L.P. Cuevas, F. Cuttaia, O. D`Arcangelo, R. Davis, M.L. de la Fuente, M. Frailis, C. Franceschet, E. Franceschi, T. Gaier, S. Galeotta, A. Gregorio, R. HoylandN. Hughes, P. Jukkala, D. Kettle, M. Laaninen, P. Leutenegger, S.R. Lowe, M. Malaspina, R. Mandolesi, M. Maris, E. Martinèz-Gonzàles, L. Mendes, A. Mennella, M. Miccolis, G. Morgante, N. Roddis, M. Sandri, M. Seiffert, M. Salmòn, L. Stringhetti, T. Poutanen, L. Terenzi, Jussi Tuovinen, Jussi Varis, L. Valenziano, F. Villa, A. Wilkinson, F. Winder, A. Zacchei, A. Zonca

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    Abstract

    The Planck Low Frequency Instrument (LFI) radiometers have been tested extensively during several dedicated campaigns. The present paper reports the principal noise properties of the LFI radiometers. A brief description of the LFI radiometers is given along with details of the test campaigns relevant to determination of noise properties. Current estimates of flight sensitivities, 1/f parameters, and noise effective bandwidths are presented. The LFI receivers exhibit exceptional 1/f noise, and their white noise performance is sufficient for the science goals of Planck.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalJournal of Instrumentation
    Volume4
    Issue number12
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

    Keywords

    • Space instrumentation
    • Microwave radiometers
    • Instruments for CMB observations
    • Instrumental noise

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    Meinhold, P., Leonardi, R., Aja, B., Artal, E., Battaglia, P., Bersanelli, M., Blackhurst, E., Butler, C. R., Cuevas, L. P., Cuttaia, F., D`Arcangelo, O., Davis, R., de la Fuente, M. L., Frailis, M., Franceschet, C., Franceschi, E., Gaier, T., Galeotta, S., Gregorio, A., ... Zonca, A. (2009). Noise properties of the Planck-LFI receivers. Journal of Instrumentation, 4(12). https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-0221/4/12/T12009