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Infrared array camera (IRAC) design for the infrared imaging surveyor (IRIS)
Author(s): Giovanni G. Fazio; Samuel Harvey Moseley Jr.
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Paper Abstract

The revised baseline mission concept of the Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF) has assumed that the infrared array camera (IRAC), one of three focal plane instruments designed for SIRTF, will be removed from SIRTF and carried out collaboratively on the Japanese- launched Infrared Imaging Surveyor (IRIS) mission. The IRIS mission is an approved program scheduled for launch in 2001. In addition to IRAC, which will cover the 3 - 8 micron wavelength region, the proposed IRIS mission will also contain a mid-infrared array camera and a far-infrared scanner, consisting of three linear array detectors. We review the scientific requirements and design of IRAC required for incorporation into IRIS.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 June 1995
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2475, Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy, (6 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.211286
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Giovanni G. Fazio, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Samuel Harvey Moseley Jr., NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2475:
Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy
Albert M. Fowler, Editor(s)

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