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Submillimeter and far-infrared experiment (SAFIRE): a PI class instrument for SOFIA

Shafer, R. A. and Moseley, S. H., Jr. and Ade, P. A. and Benford, D. J. and Bjoraker, G. and Dwek, E. and Neufeld, D. A. and Pajot, F. and Phillips, T. G. and Stacey, G. J. (2000) Submillimeter and far-infrared experiment (SAFIRE): a PI class instrument for SOFIA. In: Airborne Telescope Systems. Proceedings of SPIE. No.4014. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, pp. 98-108. ISBN 9780819436399.

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SAFIRE is a versatile imaging Fabry-Perot spectrograph covering 145 to 655 microns, with spectral resolving powers ranging over 5 - 10,000. Selected as a 'PI' instrument for the airborne Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA). SAFIRE will apply 2D pop-up bolometer arrays to provide background-limited imaging spectrometry. Superconducting transition edge bolometers and SQUID multiplexers are being developed for these detectors. SAFIRE is expected to be a 'First Light' instrument, usable during the initial SOFIA operations. Although a PI instrument rather than a 'Facility Class' science instrument, it will be highly integrated with the standard SOFIA planning, observation, and data analysis tools.

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Additional Information:© 2000 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE).
Subject Keywords:SOFIA, bolometer, far-infrared, submillimeter, Fabry-Perot, spectrometer, SQUID, transition edge sensor
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Issue or Number:4014
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Official Citation:Richard A. Shafer, Samuel Harvey Moseley, Peter A. R. Ade, Dominic J. Benford, G. Bjoraker, Eli Dwek, David A. Neufeld, Francois Pajot, Thomas G. Phillips, Gordon J. Stacey, "Submillimeter and far-infrared experiment (SAFIRE): a PI class instrument for SOFIA," Proc. SPIE 4014, Airborne Telescope Systems, (20 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.389126
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