The QUaD experiment

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QUaD is a 31 pixel array of polarization sensitive bolometer pairs coupled to a 2.6 m Cassegrain radio telescope. The telescope is attached to the mount originally built for the DASI experiment and located at the South Pole. The telescope system is described along with details of instrumental characterization studies which we have performed. A first season of CMB observations is complete and the second season underway. Details of the current status of these observations and their analysis are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)984-992
Number of pages9
JournalNew Astronomy Reviews
Issue number11-12
StatePublished - Dec 2006

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We would like to thank the NSF Office of Polar Programs and the staff of the entire United States Antarctic Program. QUaD is supported by a collaborative research grant from the NSF and by PPARC in the UK.


  • Cosmic microwave background
  • Polarization


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