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The QUIJOTE CMB Experiment

  • J. A. Rubiño-Martín
  • R. Rebolo
  • M. Tucci
  • R. Génova-Santos
  • S. R. Hildebrandt
  • R. Hoyland
  • J. M. Herreros
  • F. Gómez-Reñasco
  • C. López Caraballo
  • E. Martínez-González
  • P. Vielva
  • D. Herranz
  • F. J. Casas
  • E. Artal
  • B. Aja
  • L. dela Fuente
  • J. L. Cano
  • E. Villa
  • A. Mediavilla
  • J. P. Pascual
  • L. Piccirillo
  • B. Maffei
  • G. Pisano
  • R. A. Watson
  • R. Davis
  • R. Davies
  • R. Battye
  • R. Saunders
  • K. Grainge
  • P. Scott
  • M. Hobson
  • A. Lasenby
  • G. Murga
  • C. Gómez
  • A. Gómez
  • J. Ariño
  • R. Sanquirce
  • J. Pan
  • A. Vizcargüenaga
  • B. Etxeita
Conference paper
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings book series (ASSSP)

Abstract

We present the current status of the QUIJOTE (Q-U-I JOint TEnerife) CMB Experiment, a new instrument which will start operations early in 2009 at Teide Observatory with the aim of characterizing the polarization of the CMB and other processes of galactic and extragalactic emission in the frequency range 10–30GHz and at large angular scales. QUIJOTE will be a valuable complement at low frequencies for the PLANCK mission, and will have the required sensitivity to detect a primordial gravitational-wave component if the tensor-to-scalar ratio is larger than r = 0.05.

Keywords

Cosmic Microwave Background Synchrotron Emission Angular Power Spectrum Cosmic Microwave Background Polarization PLANCK Mission 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. A. Rubiño-Martín
    • 1
  • R. Rebolo
    • 1
  • M. Tucci
    • 1
  • R. Génova-Santos
    • 1
  • S. R. Hildebrandt
    • 1
  • R. Hoyland
    • 1
  • J. M. Herreros
    • 1
  • F. Gómez-Reñasco
    • 1
  • C. López Caraballo
    • 1
  • E. Martínez-González
    • 2
  • P. Vielva
    • 2
  • D. Herranz
    • 2
  • F. J. Casas
    • 2
  • E. Artal
    • 3
  • B. Aja
    • 3
  • L. dela Fuente
    • 3
  • J. L. Cano
    • 3
  • E. Villa
    • 3
  • A. Mediavilla
    • 3
  • J. P. Pascual
    • 3
  • L. Piccirillo
    • 4
  • B. Maffei
    • 4
  • G. Pisano
    • 4
  • R. A. Watson
    • 4
  • R. Davis
    • 4
  • R. Davies
    • 4
  • R. Battye
    • 4
  • R. Saunders
    • 5
  • K. Grainge
    • 5
  • P. Scott
    • 5
  • M. Hobson
    • 5
  • A. Lasenby
    • 5
  • G. Murga
    • 6
  • C. Gómez
    • 6
  • A. Gómez
    • 6
  • J. Ariño
    • 6
  • R. Sanquirce
    • 6
  • J. Pan
    • 6
  • A. Vizcargüenaga
    • 6
  • B. Etxeita
    • 6
  1. 1.Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (IAC)La LagunaSpain
  2. 2.Instituto de Fisica de Cantabria (IFCA), CSIC-Univ. de CantabriaSantanderSpain
  3. 3.Departamento de Ingenieria de COMunicaciones (DICOM)Laboratorios de I+D de TelecomunicacionesSantanderSpain
  4. 4.Jodrell Bank Centre for AstrophysicsSchool of Physics and Astronomy, University of ManchesterManchesterUK
  5. 5.Astrophysics Group, Cavendish LaboratoryUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK
  6. 6.IDOMBilbaoSpain

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