21 August 1998 Science instrument interfaces on SOFIA
Author Affiliations +
Abstract
SOFIA will permit observations not possible from ground based telescopes, while retaining a number of their major advantages for observers. These include the opportunity to change focal plane instruments frequently, and continuous access to the instrument while observing. SOFIA is being designed to maximize the benefits of these features and to assure optimum performance of the instruments, within the constraints of available resources. This paper describes the top level optical, mechanical, and electronic interface parameters and configuration issues foreseen for Science Instruments on SOFIA.
© (1998) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Edwin F. Erickson, "Science instrument interfaces on SOFIA", Proc. SPIE 3354, Infrared Astronomical Instrumentation, (21 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.317296; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.317296
PROCEEDINGS
10 PAGES


SHARE
RELATED CONTENT

Mission optimization of the Space Infrared Telescope Facility
Proceedings of SPIE (November 01 1990)
SOFIA telescope
Proceedings of SPIE (February 08 2002)
Infrared Lines From Shocked Galactic Gases
Proceedings of SPIE (July 27 1981)
Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA)
Proceedings of SPIE (August 21 1998)

Back to Top