CESAR: Cryogenic Electronics for Space Applications
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Ultra-low temperature sensors provide unprecedented performances in X-ray and far infrared astronomy by taking advantage of physical properties of matter close to absolute zero. CESAR is an FP7 funded project started in December 2010, that gathers six European laboratories around the development of high performances cryogenic electronics. The goal of the project is to provide far-IR, X-ray and magnetic sensors with signal-processing capabilities at the heart of the detectors. We present the major steps that constitute the CESAR work, and the main results achieved so far.
KeywordsCryogenic electronics High impedance detectors X-ray microcalorimeters Far-infrared bolometers
The CESAR project has received funding from the European Communitys Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under Grant Agreement No. 263455 started on 2010-12-01.
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