Proc. IAU volume 12, issue S333, P87-91 2017 DOI: 10.1017/s1743921317011243 View full text
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Jonathan C. Pober

Abstract: The Precision Array for Probing the Epoch of Reionization (PAPER) was a firstgeneration 21 cm cosmology experiment with the specific goal of detecting the power spectrum of the 21 cm emission from the Epoch of Reionization. Analysis of PAPER data is still ongoing, but lessons learned from PAPER to date have played a critical role in designing the next-generation Hydrogen Epoch of Reionization Array (HERA) experiment. This article reviews five key design choices made by PAPER: use of a non-imaging configuration…

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