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Focal plane chopper for the PACS instrument aboard the far-infrared space telescope FIRST
Author(s): Dietrich Lemke; Ulrich Groezinger; Oliver Krause; Ralf-Rainer Rohloff; Ruediger Haberland
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Paper Abstract

The array camera and spectrometer PACS to be flown aboard the European 3.5 m infrared space telescope FIRST will apply a cold focal plane chopper. Its development has to meet ambitious goals, such as large chopper throws, high operational accuracy in several modes, very low heat dissipation in the cryogenic environment, sufficient rigidity to meet the ARIANE5 launch conditions and a long lifetime thereafter. The prototype development of such a chopper and test results under cryovacuum conditions are reported here.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 December 1999
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3759, Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing VII, (6 December 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.372697
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Dietrich Lemke, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Astronomie (Germany)
Ulrich Groezinger, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Astronomie (Germany)
Oliver Krause, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Astronomie (Germany)
Ralf-Rainer Rohloff, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Astronomie (Germany)
Ruediger Haberland, Univ. Kaiserslautern (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3759:
Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing VII
Marija Strojnik; Bjorn F. Andresen, Editor(s)

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