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GREAT: the first-generation German heterodyne receiver for SOFIA
Author(s): Rolf Guesten; Paul Hartogh; Heinz-Wilhelm Huebers; Urs U. Graf; K. Jacobs; Hans-Peter Roeser; Frank Schaefer; Rudolf T. Schieder; Ronald Stark; Juergen Stutzki; Peter Van der Wal; Achim Wunsch
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Paper Abstract

A consortium of German research laboratories has been established for the development of a modular dual-channel heterodyne instrument (GREAT: German Receiver for Astronomy at Terahertz Frequencies) for high-resolution spectroscopy aboard SOFIA. The receiver is scheduled to be available in time for SOFIA's very first astronomical mission in late 2002. The first-flight version will offer opportunities for parallel observations in two frequency bands. We will have a choice of backends, including an acousto-optic array (4 X 1 GHz) and a high-resolution chirp transform spectrometer.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 June 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4014, Airborne Telescope Systems, (20 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.389122
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Rolf Guesten, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Radioastronomie (Germany)
Paul Hartogh, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Aeronomie (Germany)
Heinz-Wilhelm Huebers, DLR (Germany)
Urs U. Graf, Univ. Koeln (Germany)
K. Jacobs, Univ. Koeln (Germany)
Hans-Peter Roeser, DLR (Germany)
Frank Schaefer, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Radioastronomie (Germany)
Rudolf T. Schieder, Univ. Koeln (Germany)
Ronald Stark, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Radioastronomie (Germany)
Juergen Stutzki, Univ. Koeln (Germany)
Peter Van der Wal, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Radioastronomie (Germany)
Achim Wunsch, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Radioastronomie (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4014:
Airborne Telescope Systems
Ramsey K. Melugin; Hans-Peter Roeser, Editor(s)

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