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SFINX: a far-infrared balloon experiment for stratospheric trace gas measurements
Author(s): Albrecht R. W. de Jonge; Jan J. Wijnbergen; Ruud W. M. Hoogeveen
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Paper Abstract

The SFINX instrument (SRON Fabry-Perot interferometer experiment) is a high resolution spectrometer for the far infrared, designed for balloon operation. It is composed of a small telescope and a cryogenic detection system. The liquid helium cryostat houses a Fabry-Perot with a spectral resolution in excess of 6000, of which the orders are separated by a grating monochromator, and a Ge:Ga photon detector. An additional liquid nitrogen dewar contains a recently developed bolometer with high Tc temperature sensor. Vertical sky resolution is ca 5 milliradian. Together with the proven MIPAS mid-infrared interferometer, the SFINX instrument will be flown in several balloon campaigns to obtain a more complete picture of the stratospheric composition with, in addition to current satellite data, detailed information of its changes during sunrise. The presentation discusses the hardware design and a number of details about the SFINX experiment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 December 1997
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3221, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites, (31 December 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.298117
Show Author Affiliations
Albrecht R. W. de Jonge, Space Research Organization Netherlands (Netherlands)
Jan J. Wijnbergen, Space Research Organization Netherlands (Netherlands)
Ruud W. M. Hoogeveen, Space Research Organization Netherlands (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3221:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites
Hiroyuki Fujisada, Editor(s)

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