UMICH-2015: Instrumentation I break-out session 2
Goals: Analyze technology status and progress needed to read out direct detectors on the scale of CMB-S4. Please note that direct coherent amplification of CMB signals (with HEMT or other amplifiers) is covered in the detector session.
- Identify requirements for CMB-S4 polarimeter readout electronics, including both cryogenic and room-temperature components
- Review status of existing technologies with particular attention to assessing feasibility for scaling to the total pixel count of CMB-S4 (order of 500,000 total across multiple platforms) and cost
- Identify work that needs to be done in order to complete maturation of candidate technologies.
Please come prepared to describe readout techniques for CMB detectors as described above. If you have a slide to add, please post it on the wiki. If you think of additional questions or topics for debate, please add those as well.
CMB Polarimeter readout technology
- Time-division multiplexing for TES Bolometers
- Frequency-division multiplexing for ac-biased TES Bolometers
- Microwave-resonator multiplexing for dc-biased TES Bolometers: microwave SQUIDs, KPUPs, or direct readout with quantum-limited amplifiers
- Microwave-resonator readout of MKIDs
Top-level requirements for discussion
- O($100 / pixel) is too much
- O($10 / pixel) is about right
- O($1 / pixel) may not be worth the R&D cost
Noise lower than the sensor
Scalable to O[500,000] sensors
- Physical size of components
- sub-Kelvin mass of components
- Power dissipation per pixel
- Focal-plane interconnects
Can wirebonds from each pixel out of the focal plane work for CMB-S4?
On-wafer multiplexing elements? (LC resonators coupled to TESs or MKIDs)
- Nearest neighbor
- Distant pixel
Acceptable sub-Kelvin mass
Acceptable power dissipation at all T stages
Room-temperature electronics cost and scalability
- UBC MCE for TDM
- McGill digital feedback electronics for FDM
- Roach-2 for resonator TES, microwave SQUID, or MKID
- SLAC LCLS boards for resonator TES, microwave SQUID, or MKID
Advantages/Disadvantages, Systematic Mitigation Strategy
- Technological maturity
- Fabrication complexity, yield, uniformity
- Scalability to order [500,000] detectors
Required Work or Studies
- What is technological readiness?
- What are unknowns?
- What is timeline for development?