BFORE

A CMB balloon payload to measure reionization, neutrino mass, and cosmic inflation

Sean Bryan*, Peter Ade, J. Richard Bond, Francois Boulanger, Mark Devlin, Simon Doyle, Jeffrey Filippini, Laura Fissel, Christopher Groppi, Gilbert Holder, Johannes Hubmayr, Philip Mauskopf, Jeffrey McMahon, Johanna Nagy, C. Barth Netterfield, Michael Niemack, Giles A Novak, Enzo Pascale, Giampaolo Pisano, John Ruhl & 4 others Douglas Scott, Juan Soler, Carole Tucker, Joaquin Vieira

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

BFORE is a high-altitude ultra-long-duration balloon mission to map the cosmic microwave background (CMB). During a 28-day mid-latitude ight launched from Wanaka, New Zealand, the instrument will map half the sky to improve measurements of the optical depth to reionization tau. This will break parameter degeneracies needed to detect neutrino mass. BFORE will also hunt for the gravitational wave B-mode signal, and map Galactic dust foregrounds. The mission will be the first near-space use of TES/mSQUID multichroic detectors (150/217 GHz and 280/353 GHz bands) with low-power readout electronics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMillimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy IX
EditorsJonas Zmuidzinas, Jian-Rong Gao
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Print)9781510619692
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
EventMillimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy IX 2018 - Austin, United States
Duration: Jun 12 2018Jun 15 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume10708
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Other

OtherMillimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy IX 2018
CountryUnited States
CityAustin
Period6/12/186/15/18

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Keywords

  • Cosmic Microwave Background
  • Inflation
  • Neutrinos
  • Reionization
  • Scientific Ballooning
  • TES detectors
  • microwave SQUID

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Bryan, S., Ade, P., Bond, J. R., Boulanger, F., Devlin, M., Doyle, S., ... Vieira, J. (2018). BFORE: A CMB balloon payload to measure reionization, neutrino mass, and cosmic inflation. In J. Zmuidzinas, & J-R. Gao (Eds.), Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy IX [1070805] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 10708). SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2313772
Bryan, Sean ; Ade, Peter ; Bond, J. Richard ; Boulanger, Francois ; Devlin, Mark ; Doyle, Simon ; Filippini, Jeffrey ; Fissel, Laura ; Groppi, Christopher ; Holder, Gilbert ; Hubmayr, Johannes ; Mauskopf, Philip ; McMahon, Jeffrey ; Nagy, Johanna ; Barth Netterfield, C. ; Niemack, Michael ; Novak, Giles A ; Pascale, Enzo ; Pisano, Giampaolo ; Ruhl, John ; Scott, Douglas ; Soler, Juan ; Tucker, Carole ; Vieira, Joaquin. / BFORE : A CMB balloon payload to measure reionization, neutrino mass, and cosmic inflation. Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy IX. editor / Jonas Zmuidzinas ; Jian-Rong Gao. SPIE, 2018. (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering).
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Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy IX. ed. / Jonas Zmuidzinas; Jian-Rong Gao. SPIE, 2018. 1070805 (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 10708).

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Bryan S, Ade P, Bond JR, Boulanger F, Devlin M, Doyle S et al. BFORE: A CMB balloon payload to measure reionization, neutrino mass, and cosmic inflation. In Zmuidzinas J, Gao J-R, editors, Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy IX. SPIE. 2018. 1070805. (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2313772