22 September 1983 Low-Background Measurements Of An Infrared Astronomical Focal Plane
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Proceedings Volume 0416, Applications of Optical Metrology: Techniques and Measurements II; (1983); doi: 10.1117/12.935932
Event: 1983 Technical Symposium East, 1983, Arlington, United States
Abstract
A low-background test chamber for testing infrared astronomical focal-plane arrays has been built and characterized. The spot-scanning chamber simulates the optics and orbital conditions of the Infrared Astronomical Satellite. The performance of the chamber was established through detailed calculations of the infrared flux on the array and through measurements with reference detectors. The chamber met its performance goals, and produced results consistent with measurements from other laboratories.
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C. R. McCreight, A. R. Fernquist, R. B. Pittman, R. G. Walker, J. R. Houck, "Low-Background Measurements Of An Infrared Astronomical Focal Plane", Proc. SPIE 0416, Applications of Optical Metrology: Techniques and Measurements II, (22 September 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.935932; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.935932
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Optical filters

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Calibration

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