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The Focal Plane Unit of the Heterodyne Instrument for FIRST: HIFI

Authors:
N. D. Whyborn, Th. de Graauw, H. van de Stadt, V. Belitsky, R. Kruisinga, S. Torchinsky, H. Visser, K. Wildeman
Abstract:
ESA's Far-IR and Sub-millimetre-wave Telescope, FIRST, is an astronomy space mission which will provide an unobstructed view of the universe in the last major unexplored region of the electromagnetic spectrum. The satellite is planned to be launched in mid 2006 and will carry a payload of three instruments spanning the wavelength interval 80 and 800 pm. ESA has recently released an Announcement of Opportunity (AO) asking for interested parties to make proposals to provide these instruments and this paper will describe our proposed front-end for a Heterodyne Instrument for FIRST - HIFI. HIFI will be built by a large consortium of European, American and Canadian institutes which began work defining a heterodyne instrument in 1996.
Categories:
Invited Talk
Year:
1998
Session:
Inv
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Page Number(s):
453-462