The QUIJOTE experiment is a reference project for Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) research at the IAC. It started operations in 2012. Currently and in the coming years, key investments are being made to improve and expand its technical capabilities, thus consolidating the scientific leadership of the CMB experiments located at Teide Observatory (TO).
The Spanish Ministry and Innovation and the IAC has signed the ERDF Agreement INSIDE-OOCC (8,136 keuros) to guarantee the implementation of 11 actions of the Strategic Plan approved for the Observatorios de Canarias (OOCC) in 2018. The strategic investment for the development instrumentation of QUIJOTE experiment, a budget of 625 keuros, are focused in the development of two new instruments, the improved multi-frequency instrument MFI2, and a new microwave spectrometer TMS, with the aim of producing a new generation of instrumentation for QUIJOTE, including the new emerging technologies that improve the efficiency and quality of the systems, and providing new functionalities to the installation, thus guaranteeing its competitiveness.
As a result of different international collaborations, new CMB experiments are also being installed at the TO: KISS (2019), GroundBird (2019) and LSPE-STRIP (2001).
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QUIJOTE es un programa de dos telescopios y su batería de instrumentos, instalados en el Observatorio del Teide, dedicados fundamentalmente a la caracterización de la polarización del Fondo Cósmico de Microondas, en el rango de frecuencias de 10-42 GHz.
QUIJOTE (Q-U-I JOint TEnerife CMB experiment) - is a program with two telescopes and a battery of instruments, installed in the Teide Observatory, dedicated to the characterization of the polarization of the Cosmic Microwave Background, in the frequency range 10-42 GHz.
The general goal of this project is to determine and characterize the spatial and spectral variations in the temperature and polarisation of the Cosmic Microwave Background in angular scales from several arcminutes to several degrees. The primordial matter density fluctuations which originated the structure in the matter distribution of the present