B-Pol: Detecting Primordial Gravitational Waves Generated During Inflation
; Bucher, Mbu
; Piccirillo, Lpic
Barbosa , D.
Experimental Astronomy Vol. 23, Nº 1, pp. 5 - 16, December, 2009.
ISSN (print): 1572-9508
ISSN (online): 0922-6435
Journal Impact Factor: 2,083 (in 2008)
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1007/s10686-008-9120-y
B-Pol is a medium-class space mission aimed at detecting the pri-
mordial gravitational waves generated during inflation through high accuracy
measurements of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) polarization. We
discuss the scientific background, feasibility of the experiment, and implemen-
tation developed in response to the ESA Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 Call for