The Cover experiment

L. Piccirillo, P. Ade, M. D. Audley, C. Baines, R. Battye, M. Brown, P. Calisse, A. Challinor, W. D. Duncan, P. Ferreira, W. Gear, D. M. Glowacka, D. Goldie, P. K. Grimes, M. Halpern, V. Haynes, G. C. Hilton, K. D. Irwin, B. Johnson, M. JonesA. Lasenby, P. Leahy, J. Leech, S. Lewis, B. Maffei, L. Martinis, P. D. Mauskopf, S. J. Melhuish, C. E. North, D. O'Dea, S. Parsley, G. Pisano, C. D. Reintsema, G. Savini, R. V. Sudiwala, D. Sutton, A. Taylor, G. Teleberg, D. Titterington, V. N. Tsaneva, C. Tucker, R. Watson, S. Withington, G. Yassin, J. Zhang

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

8 Scopus citations


COVER is a multi-frequency experiment optimised to measure the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) polarization, in particular the B-mode component. COVER comprises two instruments observing respectively at 97 GHz and 150/225 GHz. The focal plane of both instruments consists of an array of corrugated feed-horns coupled to TES detectors cooled at 100 mK. The primary science goal of COVER is to be sensitive to gravitational waves down to r ∼ 0.03 (at 3σ) in two years of operations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMillimeter and Submillimeter Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy IV
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventMillimeter and Submillimeter Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy IV - Marseille, France
Duration: Jun 26 2008Jun 28 2008

Publication series

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


OtherMillimeter and Submillimeter Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy IV

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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