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10 September 2009 SwRI's Alice line of ultraviolet spectrographs
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Southwest Research Institute's (SwRI's) "ALICE" line of ultraviolet spectrographs (UVS) is founded on a lightweight, low power, and highly versatile instrument design. Generally small changes in detector photocathode, pixel size, slit shape, optical coatings, pinhole aperture implementations, and other minor tweaks have enabled a wide variety of applications for the ALICE design, including investigations of comets (Rosetta-ALICE), Pluto (New Horizons-ALICE), the Moon (Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)-Lyman Alpha Mapping Project (LAMP)), and Jupiter (Juno-UVS). ALICE's high capability and our experience with high radiation environment and outer solar system requirements make this UVS a good choice for future planetary mission concepts.
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Kurt D. Retherford, S. Alan Stern, David C. Slater, G. Randall Gladstone, Michael W. Davis, J. Wm. Parker, Maarten H. Versteeg, A. J. Steffl, Thomas K. Greathouse, and N. J. Cunningham "SwRI's Alice line of ultraviolet spectrographs", Proc. SPIE 7441, Instruments and Methods for Astrobiology and Planetary Missions XII, 744111 (10 September 2009);

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