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Submillimeter and far-infrared experiment (SAFIRE): a PI class instrument for SOFIA

Melugin, Ramsey K., Shafer, Richard A., Moseley, Jr., Samuel H., Ade, Peter A. R., Benford, Dominic J., Bjoraker, G., Dwek, Eli, Neufeld, David A., Pajot, Francois, Phillips, Thomas G., Stacey, Gordon J. and Roeser, Hans-Peter 2000. Submillimeter and far-infrared experiment (SAFIRE): a PI class instrument for SOFIA. Presented at: Airborne Telescope Systems, Munich, Germany, 27-28 March 2000. Published in: Melugin, Ramsey K. and Röser, Hans-Peter eds. Airborne Telescope Systems : 27-28 March 2000, Munich, Germany (Proceedings). Proceedings of SPIE , vol. 4014. Bellingham, WA: The International Society for Optical Engineering, pp. 98-108. 10.1117/12.389126

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SAFIRE is a versatile imaging Fabry-Perot spectrograph covering 145 to 655 microns, with spectral resolving powers ranging over 5 - 10,000. Selected as a `PI' instrument for the airborne Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA). SAFIRE will apply 2D pop-up bolometer arrays to provide background-limited imaging spectrometry. Superconducting transition edge bolometers and SQUID multiplexers are being developed for these detectors. SAFIRE is expected to be a `First Light' instrument, usable during the initial SOFIA operations. Although a PI instrument rather than a `Facility Class' science instrument, it will be highly integrated with the standard SOFIA planning, observation, and data analysis tools.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Uncontrolled Keywords: far infrared ; equipment and services ; bolometers ; data analysis ; fabry–perot interferometers ; imaging spectrometry ; infrared astronomy ; multiplexers ; observatories ; sensors
Publisher: The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISBN: 0819436399
ISSN: 0277-786X
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 06:44

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