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Relative performance of dispersive and non-dispersive far-infrared spectrometer instrument architectures
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents an analysis of the relative performance of dispersive and non-dispersive spectrometer designs, built for astronomical observing at far infrared wavelengths. The analysis compares the relative point source and mapping capabilities of each configuration in both pure background limited and detector limited regimes. These results are assessed in terms of their application for future space-based astronomical facilities in which astronomical sky background limited performance is realistically achievable.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 August 2014
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 9150, Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy VI, 91500J (5 August 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2056524
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Bruce Sibthorpe, SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research (Netherlands)
Willem Jellema, SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9150:
Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy VI
George Z. Angeli; Philippe Dierickx, Editor(s)

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