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Optical Engineering

Cryogenic Interferometer Spectrometer
Author(s): C. R. Bohne; L. B. Harkless; B. K. Yap
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Paper Abstract

An interferometer spectrometer rocket payload system to measure infrared auroral emissions from 5 to 22 micrometers has been in design and development for several years. System specifications for wavelength coverage and sensitivity require that the instrument must function at cryogenic temperatures. This paper will describe the scanning Michelson interferometer system, together with the optical, electronic and cryogenic methods employed to achieve an operational sounding rocket experiment and its successful field test.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1974
PDF: 6 pages
Opt. Eng. 13(4) 134316 doi: 10.1117/12.7971713
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 13, Issue 4
Show Author Affiliations
C. R. Bohne, Honeywell Incorporated (United States)
L. B. Harkless, Honeywell Incorporated (United States)
B. K. Yap, Honeywell Incorporated (United States)

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