skip to main content
DOE PAGES title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: PICO - the probe of inflation and cosmic origins

Abstract

Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only. The Probe of Inflation and Cosmic Origins (PICO) is a NASA-funded study of a Probe-class mission concept. The toplevel science objectives are to probe the physics of the Big Bang by measuring or constraining the energy scale of inflation, probe fundamental physics by measuring the number of light particles in the Universe and the sum of neutrino masses, to measure the reionization history of the Universe, and to understand the mechanisms driving the cosmic star formation history, and the physics of the galactic magnetic field. PICO would have multiple frequency bands between 21 and 799 GHz, and would survey the entire sky, producing maps of the polarization of the cosmic microwave background radiation, of galactic dust, of synchrotron radiation, and of various populations of point sources. Several instrument configurations, optical systems, cooling architectures, and detector and readout technologies have been and continue to be considered in the development of the mission concept. We will present a snapshot of the baseline mission concept currently under development.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [5];  [6];  [7];  [1];  [1];  [8];  [9];  [9];  [10];  [11];  [1];  [12];  [13];  [14];  [15];  [16] more »;  [15];  [9];  [1];  [17];  [18];  [19];  [1];  [1];  [13];  [9];  [1];  [13];  [13];  [20] « less
  1. California Inst. of Technology (CalTech), La Canada Flintridge, CA (United States). Jet Propulsion Lab.
  2. Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States)
  3. Flatiron Inst., New York City, NY (United States)
  4. California Inst. of Technology (CalTech), Pasadena, CA (United States)
  5. Osservatorio di Radioastronomia, Medicina (Italy)
  6. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
  7. Villanova Univ., Villanova (United States)
  8. Lab. AstroParticule et Cosmologie, Paris (France); Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), Saclay (France)
  9. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), Greenbelt, MD (United States)
  10. National Radio Astronomy (NRAO), Charlottesville, VA (United States)
  11. Univ. of California, San Diego (United States)
  12. Univ. of Toronto, ON (Canada)
  13. Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities, MN (United States)
  14. National Inst. of Standards and Technology (NIST), Boulder, CO (United States)
  15. Univ. of California, Davis, CA (United States)
  16. Princeton Univ., NJ (United States)
  17. Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States)
  18. Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
  19. Cardiff Univ., Cardiff (United Kingdom)
  20. Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1525285
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 10698; Conference: Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, Austin, TX (United States), 10-15 June (2018); Journal ID: ISSN 0277-786X
Publisher:
SPIE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; 47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; cosmic microwave background; polarization; space mission; bolometers; cryocooling; B-modes, probe-class

Citation Formats

Sutin, Brian M., Alvarez, Marcelo, Battaglia, Nicholas, Bock, James, Bonato, Matteo, Borrill, Jullian, Chuss, David T., Cooperrider, Joelle, Crill, Brendan, Delabrouille, Jacques, Devlin, Mark, Essinger-Hileman, Thomas, Fissel, Laura, Flauger, Raphael, Gorski, Krzysztof, Green, Daniel, Hanany, Shaul, Hubmayr, Johannes, Johnson, Bradley R., Jones, William C., Knox, lloyd, Kogut, Alan, Lawrence, Charles, McMahon, Jeff, Matsumura, Tomotake, Negrello, Mattia, O'Brient, Roger, Paine, Christopher, Pryke, Clement, Shirron, Peter, Trangsrud, Amy R., Wen, Qi, Young, Karl, and de Zotti, Gianfranco. PICO - the probe of inflation and cosmic origins. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1117/12.2311326.
Sutin, Brian M., Alvarez, Marcelo, Battaglia, Nicholas, Bock, James, Bonato, Matteo, Borrill, Jullian, Chuss, David T., Cooperrider, Joelle, Crill, Brendan, Delabrouille, Jacques, Devlin, Mark, Essinger-Hileman, Thomas, Fissel, Laura, Flauger, Raphael, Gorski, Krzysztof, Green, Daniel, Hanany, Shaul, Hubmayr, Johannes, Johnson, Bradley R., Jones, William C., Knox, lloyd, Kogut, Alan, Lawrence, Charles, McMahon, Jeff, Matsumura, Tomotake, Negrello, Mattia, O'Brient, Roger, Paine, Christopher, Pryke, Clement, Shirron, Peter, Trangsrud, Amy R., Wen, Qi, Young, Karl, & de Zotti, Gianfranco. PICO - the probe of inflation and cosmic origins. United States. doi:10.1117/12.2311326.
Sutin, Brian M., Alvarez, Marcelo, Battaglia, Nicholas, Bock, James, Bonato, Matteo, Borrill, Jullian, Chuss, David T., Cooperrider, Joelle, Crill, Brendan, Delabrouille, Jacques, Devlin, Mark, Essinger-Hileman, Thomas, Fissel, Laura, Flauger, Raphael, Gorski, Krzysztof, Green, Daniel, Hanany, Shaul, Hubmayr, Johannes, Johnson, Bradley R., Jones, William C., Knox, lloyd, Kogut, Alan, Lawrence, Charles, McMahon, Jeff, Matsumura, Tomotake, Negrello, Mattia, O'Brient, Roger, Paine, Christopher, Pryke, Clement, Shirron, Peter, Trangsrud, Amy R., Wen, Qi, Young, Karl, and de Zotti, Gianfranco. Fri . "PICO - the probe of inflation and cosmic origins". United States. doi:10.1117/12.2311326. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1525285.
@article{osti_1525285,
title = {PICO - the probe of inflation and cosmic origins},
author = {Sutin, Brian M. and Alvarez, Marcelo and Battaglia, Nicholas and Bock, James and Bonato, Matteo and Borrill, Jullian and Chuss, David T. and Cooperrider, Joelle and Crill, Brendan and Delabrouille, Jacques and Devlin, Mark and Essinger-Hileman, Thomas and Fissel, Laura and Flauger, Raphael and Gorski, Krzysztof and Green, Daniel and Hanany, Shaul and Hubmayr, Johannes and Johnson, Bradley R. and Jones, William C. and Knox, lloyd and Kogut, Alan and Lawrence, Charles and McMahon, Jeff and Matsumura, Tomotake and Negrello, Mattia and O'Brient, Roger and Paine, Christopher and Pryke, Clement and Shirron, Peter and Trangsrud, Amy R. and Wen, Qi and Young, Karl and de Zotti, Gianfranco},
abstractNote = {Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only. The Probe of Inflation and Cosmic Origins (PICO) is a NASA-funded study of a Probe-class mission concept. The toplevel science objectives are to probe the physics of the Big Bang by measuring or constraining the energy scale of inflation, probe fundamental physics by measuring the number of light particles in the Universe and the sum of neutrino masses, to measure the reionization history of the Universe, and to understand the mechanisms driving the cosmic star formation history, and the physics of the galactic magnetic field. PICO would have multiple frequency bands between 21 and 799 GHz, and would survey the entire sky, producing maps of the polarization of the cosmic microwave background radiation, of galactic dust, of synchrotron radiation, and of various populations of point sources. Several instrument configurations, optical systems, cooling architectures, and detector and readout technologies have been and continue to be considered in the development of the mission concept. We will present a snapshot of the baseline mission concept currently under development.},
doi = {10.1117/12.2311326},
journal = {Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering},
number = ,
volume = 10698,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {7}
}

Journal Article:
Free Publicly Available Full Text
Publisher's Version of Record

Citation Metrics:
Cited by: 4 works
Citation information provided by
Web of Science

Save / Share:

Works referenced in this record:

Advanced ACTPol Multichroic Polarimeter Array Fabrication Process for 150 mm Wafers
journal, March 2016

  • Duff, S. M.; Austermann, J.; Beall, J. A.
  • Journal of Low Temperature Physics, Vol. 184, Issue 3-4
  • DOI: 10.1007/s10909-016-1576-y

Advanced ACTPol Cryogenic Detector Arrays and Readout
journal, March 2016

  • Henderson, S. W.; Allison, R.; Austermann, J.
  • Journal of Low Temperature Physics, Vol. 184, Issue 3-4
  • DOI: 10.1007/s10909-016-1575-z

Benchmark parameters for CMB polarization experiments
journal, February 2003


An Overview of the SPTpol Experiment
journal, January 2012


Thermodynamic performance of the 3-stage ADR for the Astro-H Soft-X-ray Spectrometer instrument
journal, March 2016


Neutrino masses and cosmology with Lyman-alpha forest power spectrum
journal, November 2015

  • Palanque-Delabrouille, Nathalie; Yèche, Christophe; Baur, Julien
  • Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, Vol. 2015, Issue 11
  • DOI: 10.1088/1475-7516/2015/11/011

Mid Infrared Instrument (Miri) Cooler Subsystem Prototype Demonstration
conference, January 2008

  • Durand, D.; Colbert, R.; Jaco, C.
  • ADVANCES IN CRYOGENIC ENGINEERING: Transactions of the Cryogenic Engineering Conference - CEC, Vol. 52, AIP Conference Proceedings
  • DOI: 10.1063/1.2908674

Optimal scan strategies for future CMB satellite experiments
journal, October 2016

  • Wallis, Christopher G. R.; Brown, Michael L.; Battye, Richard A.
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol. 466, Issue 1
  • DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stw2577

Silicon nitride micromesh bolometer array for submillimeter astrophysics
journal, January 2001

  • Turner, Anthony D.; Bock, James J.; Beeman, Jeffrey W.
  • Applied Optics, Vol. 40, Issue 28
  • DOI: 10.1364/AO.40.004921

Dual-Polarized Sinuous Antennas on Extended Hemispherical Silicon Lenses
journal, September 2012

  • Edwards, Jennifer M.; O'Brient, Roger; Lee, Adrian T.
  • IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Vol. 60, Issue 9
  • DOI: 10.1109/TAP.2012.2207048

BFORE: The B-mode Foreground Experiment
journal, December 2015

  • Niemack, Michael D.; Ade, Peter; de Bernardis, Francesco
  • Journal of Low Temperature Physics, Vol. 184, Issue 3-4
  • DOI: 10.1007/s10909-015-1395-6

Microwave SQUID multiplexer demonstration for cosmic microwave background imagers
journal, December 2017

  • Dober, B.; Becker, D. T.; Bennett, D. A.
  • Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 111, Issue 24
  • DOI: 10.1063/1.5008527

Development of a high-performance cryogenic radiator with V-groove radiation shields
journal, May 1987

  • Bard, Steven
  • Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 24, Issue 3
  • DOI: 10.2514/3.25898

A dual-polarized broadband planar antenna and channelizing filter bank for millimeter wavelengths
journal, February 2013

  • O'Brient, Roger; Ade, Peter; Arnold, Kam
  • Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 102, Issue 6
  • DOI: 10.1063/1.4791692

    Works referencing / citing this record:

    Submillimeter and Far-Infrared Polarimetric Observations of Magnetic Fields in Star-Forming Regions
    journal, April 2019


    Submillimeter and Far-Infrared Polarimetric Observations of Magnetic Fields in Star-Forming Regions
    journal, April 2019


    The promising future of a robust cosmological neutrino mass measurement
    journal, January 2019

    • Brinckmann, Thejs; Hooper, Deanna C.; Archidiacono, Maria
    • Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, Vol. 2019, Issue 01
    • DOI: 10.1088/1475-7516/2019/01/059