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Title: The thirty gigahertz instrument receiver for the Q-U-I Joint Tenerife experiment: Concept and experimental results

Abstract

This paper presents the analysis, design, and characterization of the thirty gigahertz instrument receiver developed for the Q-U-I Joint Tenerife experiment. The receiver is aimed to obtain polarization data of the cosmic microwave background radiation from the sky, obtaining the Q, U, and I Stokes parameters of the incoming signal simultaneously. A comprehensive analysis of the theory behind the proposed receiver is presented for a linearly polarized input signal, and the functionality tests have demonstrated adequate results in terms of Stokes parameters, which validate the concept of the receiver based on electronic phase switching.

Authors:
; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;  [1]; ;  [2];  [3]
  1. Departamento Ingeniería de Comunicaciones, Universidad de Cantabria, Plaza de la Ciencia s/n, Santander 39005 (Spain)
  2. Instituto de Física de Cantabria, Avda. Los Castros s/n, Santander 39005 (Spain)
  3. Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, Vía Láctea s/n, La Laguna 38205 (Spain)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22392377
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Review of Scientific Instruments; Journal Volume: 86; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; DESIGN; POLARIZATION; RELICT RADIATION; SIGNALS; SKY; STOKES PARAMETERS

Citation Formats

Villa, Enrique, E-mail: villae@unican.es, Cano, Juan L., Cagigas, Jaime, Pérez, Ana R., Aja, Beatriz, Terán, J. Vicente, Fuente, Luisa de la, Artal, Eduardo, Mediavilla, Ángel, Ortiz, David, Casas, Francisco J., and Hoyland, Roger. The thirty gigahertz instrument receiver for the Q-U-I Joint Tenerife experiment: Concept and experimental results. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4907015.
Villa, Enrique, E-mail: villae@unican.es, Cano, Juan L., Cagigas, Jaime, Pérez, Ana R., Aja, Beatriz, Terán, J. Vicente, Fuente, Luisa de la, Artal, Eduardo, Mediavilla, Ángel, Ortiz, David, Casas, Francisco J., & Hoyland, Roger. The thirty gigahertz instrument receiver for the Q-U-I Joint Tenerife experiment: Concept and experimental results. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4907015.
Villa, Enrique, E-mail: villae@unican.es, Cano, Juan L., Cagigas, Jaime, Pérez, Ana R., Aja, Beatriz, Terán, J. Vicente, Fuente, Luisa de la, Artal, Eduardo, Mediavilla, Ángel, Ortiz, David, Casas, Francisco J., and Hoyland, Roger. Sun . "The thirty gigahertz instrument receiver for the Q-U-I Joint Tenerife experiment: Concept and experimental results". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4907015.
@article{osti_22392377,
title = {The thirty gigahertz instrument receiver for the Q-U-I Joint Tenerife experiment: Concept and experimental results},
author = {Villa, Enrique, E-mail: villae@unican.es and Cano, Juan L. and Cagigas, Jaime and Pérez, Ana R. and Aja, Beatriz and Terán, J. Vicente and Fuente, Luisa de la and Artal, Eduardo and Mediavilla, Ángel and Ortiz, David and Casas, Francisco J. and Hoyland, Roger},
abstractNote = {This paper presents the analysis, design, and characterization of the thirty gigahertz instrument receiver developed for the Q-U-I Joint Tenerife experiment. The receiver is aimed to obtain polarization data of the cosmic microwave background radiation from the sky, obtaining the Q, U, and I Stokes parameters of the incoming signal simultaneously. A comprehensive analysis of the theory behind the proposed receiver is presented for a linearly polarized input signal, and the functionality tests have demonstrated adequate results in terms of Stokes parameters, which validate the concept of the receiver based on electronic phase switching.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4907015},
journal = {Review of Scientific Instruments},
number = 2,
volume = 86,
place = {United States},
year = {Sun Feb 15 00:00:00 EST 2015},
month = {Sun Feb 15 00:00:00 EST 2015}
}