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THz instrumentation for the Herschel Space Observatory's heterodyne instrument for far infrared

Pearson, J. C. and Zmuidzinas, J. and Karpov, A. and Phillips, T. G. and Miller, David (2004) THz instrumentation for the Herschel Space Observatory's heterodyne instrument for far infrared. In: Millimeter and Submillimeter Detectors for Astronomy II. Proceedings of SPIE. No.5498. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, pp. 486-497. ISBN 9780819454300.

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The Heterodyne Instrument for Far Infrared (HIFI) on ESA's Herschel Space Observatory utilizes a variety of novel RF components in its five SIS receiver channels covering 480- 1250 GHz and two HEB receiver channels covering 1410-1910 GHz. The local oscillator unit will be passively cooled while the focal plane unit is cooled by superfluid helium and cold helium vapors. HIFI employs W-band GaAs amplifiers, InP HEMT low noise IF amplifiers, fixed tuned broadband planar diode multipliers, high power W-band Isolators, and novel material systems in the SIS mixers. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration through the Jet Propulsion Laboratory is managing the development of the highest frequency (1119-1250 GHz) SIS mixers, the local oscillators for the three highest frequency receivers as well as W-band power amplifiers, high power W-band isolators, varactor diode devices for all high frequency multipliers and InP HEMT components for all the receiver channels intermediate frequency amplifiers. The NASA developed components represent a significant advancement in the available performance. This paper presents an update of the performance and the current state of development.

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Additional Information:© 2004 Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). This research was carried out at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under a contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
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Subject Keywords:THz Receivers, Local Oscillators, GaAs Amplifiers, Multiplied Sources
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Issue or Number:5498
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Official Citation:John C. Pearson, Imran Mehdi, John S. Ward, Frank W. Maiwald, Robert R. Ferber, Henry G. LeDuc, Erich T. Schlecht, John J. Gill, William A. Hatch, Jonathan H. Kawamura, Jeffrey A. Stern, Todd C. Gaier, Lorene A. Samoska, Sander Weinreb, Bruce Bumble, David M. Pukala, Hamid H. Javadi, Bradley P. Finamore, Robert H. Lin, Robert J. Dengler, James R. Velebir, Edward M. Luong, Raymond Tsang, Alejandro Peralta, Mary Wells, William Chun, Jonas Zmuidzinas, Alexandre Karpov, Thomas Phillips, David Miller, Alain E. Maestrini, Neal Erickson, Gerald Swift, K. T. Liao, Michael Paquette, "THz instrumentation for the Herschel Space Observatory's heterodyne instrument for far infrared," Proc. SPIE 5498, Millimeter and Submillimeter Detectors for Astronomy II, (8 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.552397
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