Citations referenced on this web site are organized on this page by first author. Links to the original article are given wherever possible.
Bensadoun, et al., A Liquid-Helium-Cooled absolute reference cold load for long-wavelength radiometric calibration, Review of Scientific Instruments, 63, 4377-4389, (October 1992) Download Liquid Helium cold load in a Dewar flask which serves as a waveguide for the horn antenna. This configuration is used in my instrument.Bersenelli, et al., Measurement of the Temperature of the Cosmic Microwave Background at a Frequency of 7.5 GHz, Astrophysical Journal, 355, 102-113 (May 1990) Download Bersenelli, et al., Measurement of the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation Temperature at 90 GHz, Astrophysical Journal, 339, 632-637 (April 1989)Download Note that 90 GHz is higher than the Raleigh-Jeans approximation frequency range. A correction is applied to the results because of nonlinearity.
Dicke, The Measurement of Thermal Radiation at Microwave Frequencies, Review of Scientific Instruments, 17, 268-275 (July 1946) Download Description of the first microwave radiometer invented by Prof. Robert H. Diske at Princeton.
Dicke, et al., Atmospheric Absorption Measurements with a Microwave Radiometer, Physical Review, 70, 340-348 (September 1946) Download First use of a microwave radiometer
Hanany et al., CMB Telescopes and Optical Systems, preprint, to appear in Planets, Stars and Stellar Systems, Volume 1, Telescopes and Instrumentation, arXiv: 1206.2402v1 Download This chapter contains detailed descriptions of many CMB telescopes. This is the only publication that I have found that discusses the size of radiometer optics. See page 9.
Michel Piat at Paris Diderot University has been experimenting with amateur style equipment. http://www.apc.univ-paris7.fr/~piat/Michel_Piats_site/Lexperience_PW.html
Koppen, How to Measure the Cosmic Microwave Background with TV Satellite Equipment (2015). Download This link has a detailed description of the CMB measurement made by Timo Stein and Christopher Forster in 2008.They employed a 1 meter dish with a similar LNB front end to mine.
Stein and Forster, Kosmologie mit Kaninchendraht und Wasser (Cosmology with Rabbitwire and Water), Sterne und Weltraum, 84-90, July 2008. This is the original Stein and Forster article in German.
Winstein, The Cosmic Microwave Background, Lectures, SLAC Summer School Download Lecture 2 has substantial theory of operation and construction of the U Chicago QUIET instrument.
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