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Technology development program for the Space Infrared Telescope Facility science instruments
Author(s): Ruben Ramos; Christopher A. Leidich
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Paper Abstract

A coordinated technology program for the Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF) is described. The program encompasses detector technology, cryogenic mechanisms technology, and an adiabatic demagnetization refrigerator. Discrete detectors, detector arrays, detector readouts, and testing of engineering models under simulated flight environment conditions are considered. Several focal planes will be optimized at a particular wavelength range to make up over 247,000 detector pixels from about 1.8 to 1000 microns.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1990
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 1340, Cryogenic Optical Systems and Instruments IV, (1 November 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.23038
Show Author Affiliations
Ruben Ramos, NASA/Ames Research Ctr. (United States)
Christopher A. Leidich, NASA/Ames Research Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1340:
Cryogenic Optical Systems and Instruments IV
Ramsey K. Melugin; Gerald R. Pruitt, Editor(s)

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