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Far Infrared Sky Survey Experiment
Author(s): K. Shivanandan; D. P. McNutt; S. Price; T. Murdock
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Paper Abstract

The objective of the Far Infrared Sky Survey Experiment (FIRSSE) is to measure the spatial and brightness distribution of the celestial background and astronomical sources in the wavelength region between 8 µm and 120 µm. A superfluid helium (2.2K) cooled sensor with background photon noise limited detector arrays will be flown on an Aries sounding rocket. This paper outlines the current design concept of the sensor and focal plane array layout of the experiment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 June 1978
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0132, Utilization of Infrared Detectors, (6 June 1978); doi: 10.1117/12.956059
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K. Shivanandan, E. O. Hulburt Center for Space Research (United States)
D. P. McNutt, E. O. Hulburt Center for Space Research (United States)
S. Price, Hanscom AFB (United States)
T. Murdock, Hanscom AFB (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0132:
Utilization of Infrared Detectors
Irving J. Spiro, Editor(s)

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