- Instrumental design global trade-offs:
- CMB photons
- CMB instruments
- Detectors system trade-offs
- Optics trade-offs
- Cryogenics trade-offs
- Orbit trade-offs
- CMB detectors
design of a CMB instrument, either ground-based, balloon-born or
space-born, is a complex process that needs numerous instrument global
trade-offs. In the first lecture, I will give a flavor of some major
trade-offs in terms of detectors, optics, cryogenics and orbits. In the
second lecture, I will describe the CMB detectors which have currently
the highest Technology Readiness Level: Transition Edge Sensors (TESs)
and Kinetic Inductance Detectors (KIDs).
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