Planck pre-launch status: low frequency instrument calibration and scientific performance
Publication date: 10 July 2010
Authors: Mennella, A., et al.
Journal: Astronomy & Astrophysics
A&A doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/200912849
We present the calibration and scientific performance parameters of the Planck Low Frequency Instrument (LFI) measured during the ground cryogenic test campaign. These parameters characterise the instrument response and constitute our optimal pre-launch knowledge of the LFI scientific performance. The LFI shows excellent 1/f stability and rejection of instrumental systematic effects; its measured noise performance shows that LFI is the most sensitive instrument of its kind. The calibration parameters will be updated during flight operations until the end of the mission.Link to publication