Jul 22 – 26, 2019
Europe/Rome timezone

The KID Interferometric-Spectrum Survey (KISS) experiment

Jul 23, 2019, 5:45 PM
1h 15m
Piazza Città di Lombardia (Milano)

Piazza Città di Lombardia


Piazza Città di Lombardia, 1, 20124 Milano MI
Poster Low Temperature Detector Applications Poster session


Alessandro Fasano (CNRS)


Mapping millimeter continuum emission of the astronomical sky has become a key issue in modern multi-wavelength astrophysics. Spectrum-imaging at low frequency resolution is necessary, today, for characterizing the cluster of galaxies. In this context, we built the KISS ground-based spectro-imager.
This instrument is based on 600-pixel arrays of Kinetic Inductance Detector, cooled to 150 mK thanks to a 3He-4He dilution refrigerator. By using Ti-Al and Al films for the absorbers we can cover a wide band between 80 and 300 GHz. The spectrometer is based on a Fourier Transform interferometer, a technological challenge due to the fast scanning speeds that are needed to overcome the effects of background atmospheric fluctuations. KISS is installed at the QUIJOTE 2.5 m telescope in Tenerife since January 2019 and is, currently, in its commissioning phase. We present an overview of the instrument and the latest results.

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