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Design of the Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer spectrograph
Author(s): James C. Green; Erik Wilkinson; Scott D. Friedman
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Paper Abstract

The Far Ultraviolet Spectrograph Explorer (FUSE) is a delta class explorer mission that will perform 30,000 resolution spectroscopy from 900 - 1248 angstroms with unprecedented sensitivity. The design presented here derives from requirements necessary to meet the science objectives and technical and programmatic considerations. Meeting these various requirements has resulted in a design that is completely different from the Phase A concept, which proved to be infeasible within the FUSE constraints. We present the design philosophy, current design parameters for the instrument, and raytrace analyses of the instrument spectral and imaging performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 November 1994
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2283, X-Ray and Ultraviolet Spectroscopy and Polarimetry, (7 November 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.193190
Show Author Affiliations
James C. Green, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
Erik Wilkinson, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
Scott D. Friedman, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2283:
X-Ray and Ultraviolet Spectroscopy and Polarimetry
Silvano Fineschi, Editor(s)

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