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SwRI's Alice line of ultraviolet spectrographs
Author(s): Kurt D. Retherford; S. Alan Stern; David C. Slater; G. Randall Gladstone; Michael W. Davis; J. Wm. Parker; Maarten H. Versteeg; A. J. Steffl; Thomas K. Greathouse; N. J. Cunningham
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Paper Abstract

Southwest Research Institute's (SwRI's) "ALICE" line of ultraviolet spectrographs (UVS) is founded on a lightweight, low power, and highly versatile instrument design. Generally small changes in detector photocathode, pixel size, slit shape, optical coatings, pinhole aperture implementations, and other minor tweaks have enabled a wide variety of applications for the ALICE design, including investigations of comets (Rosetta-ALICE), Pluto (New Horizons-ALICE), the Moon (Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)-Lyman Alpha Mapping Project (LAMP)), and Jupiter (Juno-UVS). ALICE's high capability and our experience with high radiation environment and outer solar system requirements make this UVS a good choice for future planetary mission concepts.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 September 2009
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7441, Instruments and Methods for Astrobiology and Planetary Missions XII, 744111 (10 September 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.826192
Show Author Affiliations
Kurt D. Retherford, Southwest Research Institute (United States)
S. Alan Stern, Southwest Research Institute (United States)
David C. Slater, Southwest Research Institute (United States)
G. Randall Gladstone, Southwest Research Institute (United States)
Michael W. Davis, Southwest Research Institute (United States)
J. Wm. Parker, Southwest Research Institute (United States)
Maarten H. Versteeg, Southwest Research Institute (United States)
A. J. Steffl, Southwest Research Institute (United States)
Thomas K. Greathouse, Southwest Research Institute (United States)
N. J. Cunningham, Southwest Research Institute (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7441:
Instruments and Methods for Astrobiology and Planetary Missions XII
Kurt D. Retherford; Richard B. Hoover; Gilbert V. Levin; Alexei Yu. Rozanov, Editor(s)

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