We develop a time-ordered data simulator and map-maker for the proposed PIXIE Fourier transform spectrometer and use them to investigate the impact of polarization leakage, imperfect collimation, elliptical beams, sub-pixel effects, correlated noise and spectrometer mirror jitter on the PIXIE data analysis. We find that PIXIE is robust to all of these effects, with the exception of mirror jitter which could become the dominant source of noise in the experiment if the jitter is not kept significantly below 0.1μ √s. Source code is available at https://github.com/amaurea/pixie.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Astronomy and Astrophysics
- CMBR experiments
- CMBR polarisation