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Space Infrared Telescope Facility cryogenic and optical technology
Author(s): Peter V. Mason; T. Kiceniuk; Joseph A. Plamondon; Stanley Walter Petrick
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Paper Abstract

SIRTF will require new liquid helium cryogenics and optical technology at liquid helium temperatures to meet the scientific requirements. In particular, it will require a helium cryogenic system operating at 1.25 K with a lifetime of five years. The optical system will require a 1-m mirror operating at 2 K, which is diffraction limited at 3 microns. This paper describes the advances which will be needed and the approaches to be taken.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1991
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1540, Infrared Technology XVII, (1 December 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.48717
Show Author Affiliations
Peter V. Mason, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
T. Kiceniuk, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Joseph A. Plamondon, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Stanley Walter Petrick, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1540:
Infrared Technology XVII
Bjorn F. Andresen; Marija Scholl; Irving J. Spiro, Editor(s)

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