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CIRRIS--A Cryogenic Infrared (IR) Radiance Instrument For Shuttle
Author(s): M. Ahmadjian; D. R. Smith; A. T. Stair; K. Baker
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Paper Abstract

CIRRIS (Cryogenic Infrared Radiance Instrumentation for Shuttle) is a high resolution, cryogenic, Michelson interferometer-spectrometer coupled to a high straylight rejection telescope with coaligned photometer and cameras. CIRRIS is designed to explore the infrared phenomenology of the upper atmosphere from 30-300 km in the 2.5 - 25um LWIR region. In addition, CIRRIS will measure and characterize the gaseous and particle contamination in the Space Shuttle environment. This paper will describe the objectives, instrument fea-tures, and mission profile as they pertain to these measurements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 July 1981
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 0280, Infrared Astronomy: Scientific/Military Thrusts and Instrumentation, (27 July 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.931945
Show Author Affiliations
M. Ahmadjian, Air Force Geophysics Laboratory (United States)
D. R. Smith, Air Force Geophysics Laboratory (United States)
A. T. Stair, Air Force Geophysics Laboratory (United States)
K. Baker, Utah State University (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0280:
Infrared Astronomy: Scientific/Military Thrusts and Instrumentation
Nancy W. Boggess; Howard J. Stears, Editor(s)

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