In this paper we discuss the linearity response of the Planck-LFI receivers, with particular reference to signal compression measured on the 30 and 44 GHz channels. In the article we discuss the various sources of compression and present a model that accurately describes data measured during tests performed with individual radiomeric chains. After discussing test results we present the best parameter set representing the receiver response and discuss the impact of non linearity on in-flight calibration, which is shown to be negligible.
|Journal||Journal of Instrumentation|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
|MoE publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|
- Systematic effects
- Space instrumentation
- Microwave radiometers
- Instruments for CMB observations