Planck pre-launch status: Low Frequency Instrument calibration and expected scientific performance

A. Mennella, M. Bersanelli, R.C. Butler, Jussi Tuovinen, Jussi Varis, et al.

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    Abstract

    We present the calibration and scientific performance parameters of the Planck Low Frequency Instrument (LFI) measured during the ground cryogenic test campaign. These parameters characterise the instrument response and constitute our optimal pre-launch knowledge of the LFI scientific performance. The LFI shows excellent 1/f stability and rejection of instrumental systematic effects; its measured noise performance shows that LFI is the most sensitive instrument of its kind. The calibration parameters will be updated during flight operations until the end of the mission.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages16
    JournalAstronomy and Astrophysics
    Volume520
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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    Keywords

    • cosmic microwave background – telescopes – space vehicles: instruments – instrumentation
    • detectors – instrumentation
    • polarimeters – submillimeter
    • general

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    Mennella, A. ; Bersanelli, M. ; Butler, R.C. ; Tuovinen, Jussi ; Varis, Jussi ; et al. / Planck pre-launch status : Low Frequency Instrument calibration and expected scientific performance. In: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 2010 ; Vol. 520, No. 1.
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    In: Astronomy and Astrophysics, Vol. 520, No. 1, 2010.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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