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21 August 1998 SPICA: a spectral-photometric infrared camera for SOFIA
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The spectral-photometric IR camera SPICA is proposed as one of the German science instruments of the Stratospheric Observatory for IR Astronomy (SOFIA). It will cover a wavelength range of 20-220 micrometers with three large area detector arrays. With the 2.5 m SOFIA telescope, SPICA will provide unprecedented diffraction limited spatial resolution in the far-IR. In addition, low resolution 3D-imaging spectroscopy is planned. While the silicon array will be commercially available, the germanium arrays are being developed, including their cryogenic multiplexers. The overall instrument concept, its camera optics and the status of the detector development will be presented. The instrument is being developed by the DLR Institute of Space Sensor Technology in Berlin with support of several German and US partners.
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Juergen Wolf, Josef Schubert, H. Anheyer, Hans Driescher, Kevin T. Hanna, Stefan Kirches, E. Paul, David Rabanus, K. Roesner, and Alfred Krabbe "SPICA: a spectral-photometric infrared camera for SOFIA", Proc. SPIE 3354, Infrared Astronomical Instrumentation, (21 August 1998);


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