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Cassini infrared Fourier spectroscopic investigation
Author(s): Virgil G. Kunde; Peter A. R. Ade; Richard D. Barney; D. Bergman; Jean-Francois Bonnal; R. Borelli; David Boyd; John C. Brasunas; Gregory V. Brown; Simon B. Calcutt; F. Carroll; R. Courtin; Jacky B. Cretolle; Julie A. Crooke; Martin A. Davis; S. Edberg; Rainer K. Fettig; M. Flasar; David Alan Glenar; S. Graham; John G. Hagopian; Claef F. Hakun; Patricia Ann Hayes; L. Herath; Linda Spilker; Donald E. Jennings; Gabriel Karpati; C. Kellebenz; Brook Lakew; J. Lindsay; J. Lohr; James J. Lyons; Robert J. Martineau; Anthony J. Martino; Mack Matsumura; J. McCloskey; T. Melak; Guy Michel; Armando Morrell; C. Mosier; LaTunia G. Pack; M. Plants; D. Robinson; Louis Rodriguez; Paul Romani; Bill Schaefer; Stephen M. Schmidt; Carlos Trujillo; Tim Vellacott; K. Wagner; D. Yun
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Paper Abstract

The composite infrared spectrometer (CIRS) is a remote sensing instrument to be flown on the Cassini orbiter. CIRS will retrieve vertical profiles of temperature and gas composition for the atmospheres of Titan and Saturn, from deep in their tropospheres to high in their stratospheres. CIRS will also retrieve information on the thermal properties and composition of Saturn's rings and Saturnian satellites. CIRS consists of a pair of Fourier Transform Spectrometers (FTSs) which together cover the spectral range from 10-1400 cm-1 with a spectral resolution up to 0.5 cm-1. The two interferometers share a 50 cm beryllium Cassegrain telescope. The far-infrared FTS is a polarizing interferometer covering the 10-600 cm-1 range with a pair of thermopile detectors, and a 3.9 mrad field of view. The mid-infrared FTS is a conventional Michelson interferometer covering 200-1400 cm-1 in two spectral bandpasses: 600-1100 cm- 1100-1400 cm(superscript -1 with a 1 by 10 photovoltaic HgCdTe array. Each pixel of the arrays has an approximate 0.3 mrad field of view. The HgCdTe arrays are cooled to approximately 80K with a passive radiative cooler.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 October 1996
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 2803, Cassini/Huygens: A Mission to the Saturnian Systems, (7 October 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.253416
Show Author Affiliations
Virgil G. Kunde, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Peter A. R. Ade, Queen Mary and Westfield College (United Kingdom)
Richard D. Barney, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
D. Bergman, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Jean-Francois Bonnal, CEA/Service d'Astrophysique (France)
R. Borelli, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
David Boyd, Jet Propulson Lab. (United States)
John C. Brasunas, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Gregory V. Brown, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Simon B. Calcutt, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
F. Carroll, Hughes STX Corp. (United States)
R. Courtin, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)
Jacky B. Cretolle, CEA/Service d'Astrophysique (France)
Julie A. Crooke, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Martin A. Davis, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
S. Edberg, Jet Propulsion Lab (United States)
Rainer K. Fettig, Univ. Karlsruhe (United States)
M. Flasar, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
David Alan Glenar, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
S. Graham, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
John G. Hagopian, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Claef F. Hakun, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Patricia Ann Hayes, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
L. Herath, Science System and Applications, Inc. (United States)
Linda Spilker, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Donald E. Jennings, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Gabriel Karpati, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
C. Kellebenz, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Brook Lakew, Hughes STX Corp. (United States)
J. Lindsay, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
J. Lohr, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
James J. Lyons, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Robert J. Martineau, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Anthony J. Martino, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Mack Matsumura, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
J. McCloskey, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
T. Melak, Swales & Associates, Inc. (United States)
Guy Michel, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)
Armando Morrell, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
C. Mosier, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
LaTunia G. Pack, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
M. Plants, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
D. Robinson, Univ. of Maryland/College Park (United States)
Louis Rodriguez, CEA/Service d'Astrophysique (France)
Paul Romani, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Bill Schaefer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Stephen M. Schmidt, Swales & Associates, Inc. (United States)
Carlos Trujillo, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Tim Vellacott, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
K. Wagner, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
D. Yun, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2803:
Cassini/Huygens: A Mission to the Saturnian Systems
Linda Horn, Editor(s)

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