29 July 2016 Innovative focal plane design for large space telescopes
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Future large drift-scan space telescopes, providing high angular resolution and sensitive observations, require long linear focal planes covering large fields of view. In order to reach higher on-earth spatial resolution while keeping a large field of view, the use of homothetic imaging systems is prohibitive for VIS/IR applications. Based on Integral Field Unit technology developed for ground based instrumentation, we present an innovative optical system reorganizing a 1D field of view on a 2D detector array. Such a solution presents a high gain in terms of volume and weight, allowing compact cryogenic systems for IR observations.
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Wilfried Jahn, Wilfried Jahn, Marc Ferrari, Marc Ferrari, Emmanuel Hugot, Emmanuel Hugot, "Innovative focal plane design for large space telescopes", Proc. SPIE 9904, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 99041D (29 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2232908; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2232908

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