Calibration and testing of the Planck-LFI QM instrument

A. Mennella, B. Aja, E. Artal, M. Balasini, G. Baldan, P. Battaglia, T. Bernardino, M. Bersanelli, E. Blackhurst, L. Boschini, C. Burigana, R. C. Butler (+62 others)
2006 Space Telescopes and Instrumentation I: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter  
In this paper we present the test results of the qualification model (QM) of the LFI instrument, which is being developed as part of the ESA Planck satellite. In particular we discuss the calibration plan which has defined the main requirements of the radiometric tests and of the experimental setups. Then we describe how these requirements have been implemented in the custom-developed cryo-facilities and present the main results. We conclude with a discussion of the lessons learned for the
more » ... earned for the testing of the LFI Flight Model (FM).
doi:10.1117/12.669408 fatcat:e52bmseb5zhyrgkhczgfj343ei