Bolometric detectors for the High Frequency Instrument on Planck

Timothy Koch, Christopher Paine, Leonard Husted, Minhee Yun, Andrew Lange, James Bock, Ravinder Bhatia, William Jones, Peter Ade, Rashmi Sudiwala

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The High Frequency Instrument (HFI) on Planck will obtain all-sky images of the cosmic microwave background and other astrophysical sources of emission with resolution of 9 arcmin at 100 GHz, 7 arcmin at 143 GHz and 5 arcmin at 217, 353, 545 and 857 GHz. The HFI focal plane will contain 48 silicon nitride, micromesh, bolometric detectors operating from a 100 mK heat sink. Four detectors in each of the 6 bands will detect the sum of the power in both linear polarizations. Additionally, four pairs of detectors will provide sensitivity to linear polarization of emission at 143, 217 and 353 GHz. We report on the development of these detectors, which are being produced at the JPL Micro Devices Laboratory, packaged at JPL Electronics Packaging, characterized at 100 mK before delivery to our HFI consortium partners at Cardiff University.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2002 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Proceedings
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes
Event2002 IEEE Aerospace Conference - Big Sky, MT, United States
Duration: Mar 9 2002Mar 16 2002

Publication series

NameIEEE Aerospace Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)1095-323X


Other2002 IEEE Aerospace Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBig Sky, MT

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science


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