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Measuring the performance of the ISO long wavelength spectrometer (LWS)
Author(s): Roger J. Emery; Bruce Miles Swinyard; Kenneth J. King; Sarah E. Church
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Paper Abstract

The Infrared Space Observatory (ISO) is essentially a cooled 60cm diameter telescope with four flocal plane instruments operating at cryogenic temperature. One of these instruments, the Long Wavelength Spectrometer (LWS), offers spectroscopic capability over the wavelength range 43 micrometers to 198 micrometers , with a choice of either a mid-resolving power mode (R approximately equals 200) or a higher resolution mode (R approximately equals 10000). For testing the Flight Model of the LWS, it is necessary to establish many of the operating conditions which will apply when it is operating in space, using a specially constructed calibration facility. These tests have enabled the operating modes of the LWS to be refined, as well as measuring its operational performance and establishing a calibration database. This data will provide the initial calibration for the LWS when operating in-orbit.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1993
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2019, Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing, (1 October 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.157851
Show Author Affiliations
Roger J. Emery, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Bruce Miles Swinyard, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Kenneth J. King, Queen Mary and Westfield College (United Kingdom)
Sarah E. Church, Queen Mary and Westfield College (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2019:
Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing
Marija S. Scholl, Editor(s)

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