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Cryogenic Infrared Radiance Instrumentation For Shuttle (CIRRIS)
Author(s): D. R. Smith; A. T. Stair Jr.; A. J. Steed; D. A. Burt
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Paper Abstract

In recent years, the Air Force Geophysics Laboratory has flown several rocketborne experiments with cryogenic interferometers to measure natural and induced infrared atmospheric emissions. AFGL is currently developing two separate shuttle payloads based on advanced versions of these rocket sensors mated to cryogenic high off-axis rejection telescopes. CIRRIS will have a spectral resolution capability of better than 1 cm-1 over the 4 - 25 μm region, and will be dedicated to measurements of infrared emissions from the earthlimb at altitudes from 30 - 300 km. CIRRIS data is expected to provide an assessment of the effects of the atmosphere on current and planned AF space systems and a comprehensive data base for atmospheric modelling. Additional CIRRIS objectives are to measure and assess the effects of shuttle contamination on other planned shuttle experiments and to obtain data on a large number of atmospheric trace species. Specifics of the CIRRIS instrument, measurement plan and capabilities are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 April 1981
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0265, Shuttle Pointing of Electro-Optical Experiments, (3 April 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.959879
Show Author Affiliations
D. R. Smith, Air Force Geophysics Laboratory (United States)
A. T. Stair Jr., Air Force Geophysics Laboratory (United States)
A. J. Steed, Utah State University (United States)
D. A. Burt, Utah State University (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0265:
Shuttle Pointing of Electro-Optical Experiments
William Jerkovsky, Editor(s)

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