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Flight performance of the Near-Infrared Spectrometer
Author(s): Manabu Noda; Toshio Matsumoto; Hiroshi Murakami; Mitsunobu Kawada; Masahiro Tanaka; Shuji Matsuura; Hongfeng Guo
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Paper Abstract

The near-infrared spectrometer (NIRS) is one of the focal plane instruments of the infrared telescope in space (IRTS). The NIRS is a simple grating spectrometer with two element InSb linear arrays, and was designed to measure the absolute sky brightness at the wavelengths from 1.4 to 4.0 micrometer with a spectral resolution of 0.13 micrometer and a beam size of 8 feet by 8 feet. The IRTS was launched on 1995 March 18. The NIRS worked well throughout the observation period from March 29 to April 25, and scanned about 7% of the entire sky. Multiple passage of bright stars through the NIRS field of view enabled us to reconstruct the beam pattern and to calibrate the sensitivity. Those flight data confirmed good performance of the NIRS on the orbit as was expected from the preflight measurements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 October 1996
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2817, Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing IV, (21 October 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.255185
Show Author Affiliations
Manabu Noda, Nagoya Municipal Industrial Research Institute (Japan)
Toshio Matsumoto, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (Japan)
Hiroshi Murakami, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (Japan)
Mitsunobu Kawada, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (Japan)
Masahiro Tanaka, Nagoya Univ. (Japan)
Shuji Matsuura, Communications Research Lab. (Japan)
Hongfeng Guo, Beijing Astronomical Observatory (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2817:
Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing IV
Marija S. Scholl; Bjorn F. Andresen, Editor(s)

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