We report on a balloon-borne experiment to measure high altitude atmospheric emission in the 90 GHz spectral window. The experiment was carried out with a monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) Dicke-switched radiometer based on high electron mobility transistor (HEMT) low noise amplifiers. The instrument broad bandpass (87-101 GHz) includes strong ozone lines. The atmospheric emission profile was measured from 6 to 15 km altitude. In addition, zenith-scan measurements at about 38 km altitude have been obtained, yielding an atmospheric antenna temperature T-A,T-atm = 15+/-6 mK. The results are in good agreement with model predictions which take into account the contribution of O-3, spectral lines. Ozone emission contributes significantly to the signal of balloon-borne Cosmic Microwave Background experiments unless the instrument bands are carefully selected. (C) 1998 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
|Titolo:||Balloon-borne measurements of the atmospheric emission near 94 GHz|
|Autori:||Mandolesi N; Attolini MR; Burigana C; Memmo A; Morigi G; Ventura G; Bersanelli M; Danese L; Weinreb S; Kane B; Partridge B|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1998|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/S1364-6826(97)00092-8|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Journal article|