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Primordial Inflation Polarization Explorer: Status and PlansThe Primordial Inflation Polarization Explorer is a balloon-borne instrument to measure the polarization of the cosmic microwave background in order to detect the characteristic signature of gravity waves created during an inflationary epoch in the early universe. PIPER combines cold /I.G K\ optics, 5120 bolometric detectors, and rapid polarization modulation using VPM grids to achieve both high sensitivity and excellent control of systematic errors. I will discuss the current status and plans for the PIPER instrument.
Document ID
20090023866
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Kogut, Alan
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Date Acquired
August 24, 2013
Publication Date
July 1, 2009
Subject Category
Astronomy
Meeting Information
The Path to CMBPol: Upcoming Measurements of CMB Polarization(Chicago, IL)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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