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Baryon acoustic oscillations from Integrated Neutral Gas Observations: Broadband corrugated horn construction and testing

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Wuensche, C. A. [1] ; Reitano, L. [1] ; Peel, M. W. [2, 3, 4] ; Browne, I. W. A. [5] ; Maffei, B. [6] ; Abdalla, E. [2] ; Radcliffe, C. [7] ; Abdalla, F. [8] ; Barosi, L. [9] ; Liccardo, V [1] ; Mericia, E. [1] ; Pisano, G. [10] ; Strauss, C. [1] ; Vieira, F. [1] ; Villela, T. [11, 1] ; Wang, B. [12]
Total Authors: 16
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[1] Inst Nacl Pesquisas Espaciais INPE, Div Astrofis, Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Fis, Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[3] Inst Astrofis Canarias, E-38205 Tenerife - Spain
[4] Univ La Laguna ULL, Dept Astrofis, E-38206 Tenerife - Spain
[5] Univ Manchester, Jodrell Bank Ctr Astrophys, Sch Nat Sci, Dept Phys & Astron, Alan Turing Bldg, Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9PL, Lancs - England
[6] Univ Paris Sud Paris Saclay, Inst Astrophys Spatiale, F-91405 Orsay - France
[7] Phase2 Microwave Ltd, Unit, Boulton Rd, Pin Green Ind Est, Stevenage SG1 4QX, Herts - England
[8] UCL, Dept Phys, Astron, Gower Pl, London WC1E 6BT - England
[9] Univ Fed Campina Grande, Unidade Acad Fis, Campina Grande, Paraiba - Brazil
[10] Cardiff Univ, Sch Phys & Astron, Cardiff CF10 3AT - Wales
[11] Univ Brasilia, Inst Fis, Brasilia, DF - Brazil
[12] Yangzhou Univ, Ctr Gravitat & Cosmol, Yangzhou 225009, Jiangsu - Peoples R China
Total Affiliations: 12
Document type: Journal article
Source: EXPERIMENTAL ASTRONOMY; v. 50, n. 1 JUL 2020.
Web of Science Citations: 0

The Baryon acoustic oscillations from Integrated Neutral Gas Observations (BINGO) telescope is a 40-m class radio telescope under construction that has been designed to measure the large-angular-scale intensity of Hi emission at 980-1260 MHz and hence to constrain dark energy parameters. A large focal plane array comprising of 1.7-metre diameter, 4.3-metre length corrugated feed horns is required in order to optimally illuminate the telescope. Additionally, very clean beams with low sidelobes across a broad frequency range are required, in order to facilitate the separation of the faint Hi emission from bright Galactic foreground emission. Using novel construction methods, a full-sized prototype horn has been assembled. It has an average insertion loss of around - 0.15 dB across the band, with a return loss around 25 dB. The main beam is Gaussian with the first sidelobe at around - 25 dB. A septum polariser to separate the signal into the two hands of circular polarization has also been designed, built and tested. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 18/02026-0 - Development and characterization of the BINGO Telescope instrumentation
Grantee:Vincenzo Liccardo
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 14/07885-0 - The BINGO telescope: a new 21 cm window for exploring the dark universe and other astrophysics
Grantee:Elcio Abdalla
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 15/19936-1 - BINGO: an ultra-sensitive survey of hydrogen and radio continuum emission to measure the dark universe
Grantee:Michael William Peel
Support type: Research Grants - Young Investigators Grants