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System Design Parameter Study For Shuttle Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF)
Author(s): A. J. Mord; M. Bottema; W. P. Devereux; R. L. Poley; D. W. Strecker; F. Tai
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Paper Abstract

SIRTF is a high-sensitivity, cooled astronomical telescope operating from 2 to 1000 μm. The techniques used in analyzing the sensitivity of the SIRTF system performance to several technical issues are presented. Lowering the telescope temperature to near 4K is found to produce margin in several areas. A refined observing requirements model relieves the hardware performance requirements, and identifies extended source size/observing strategy as an important system specification. Other major conclusions are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 January 1984
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0430, Infrared Technology IX, (19 January 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.936405
Show Author Affiliations
A. J. Mord, Ball Aerospace Systems Division (United States)
M. Bottema, Ball Aerospace Systems Division (United States)
W. P. Devereux, Ball Aerospace Systems Division (United States)
R. L. Poley, Ball Aerospace Systems Division (United States)
D. W. Strecker, Ball Aerospace Systems Division (United States)
F. Tai, Ball Aerospace Systems Division (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0430:
Infrared Technology IX
Richard A. Mollicone; Irving J. Spiro, Editor(s)

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