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

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:
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  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