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Cryogenic Infrared (IR) Spectral Measurements On Board The Space Shuttle - CIRRIS
Author(s): M. Ahmadjian; T. Conley; R. Huppi; K. Baker
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Paper Abstract

The Space Shuttle is planned as a major DOD space capability through the 1990 time frame. Since many of the DOD programs involve electro-optical sensors there is concern that contamination of the shuttle environment may be a serious problem for experiments using sensitive infrared technology. This paper describes the AFGL CIRRIS experiment a it relates to this problem. CIRRIS (Cyrogenic Infrared Radiance Instrumention for Shuttle) is a high spectral resolution cyrogenic Michelson interferometer-spectrometer coupled to a high straylight rejection telescope with coaligned photometer and cameras. The instrument's features and mission objectives will be described as they pertain to characterization of Shuttle contamination and measurements of the infrared earthlimb background in the 2.5 - 25um region.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 February 1982
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0287, Shuttle Optical Environment, (19 February 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.932012
Show Author Affiliations
M. Ahmadjian, Air Force Geophysics Laboratory (United States)
T. Conley, Air Force Geophysics Laboratory (United States)
R. Huppi, Air Force Geophysics Laboratory (United States)
K. Baker, Utah State University (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0287:
Shuttle Optical Environment
Giovanni G. Fazio; Edgar Miller, Editor(s)

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