AAS 200th meeting, Albuquerque, NM, June 2002
Session 63. Future Airborne and Space Instruments
Display, Wednesday, June 5, 2002, 10:00am-7:00pm, SW Exhibit Hall

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[63.02] CASIMIR, A High Resolution, Submillimeter, Heterodyne Spectrometer for Airborne Astronomy

M.L. Edgar, J. Zmuidzinas (Caltech), A.I. Harris (U. Maryland), N.R. Erickson (U. Massachusetts), S.W.J. Colgan, M.R. Haas (NASA Ames)

The Caltech Airborne Submillimeter Interstellar Medium Investigations Receiver (CASIMIR) is a multichannel, heterodyne spectrometer being developed for the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA). It has a very high resolution, up to a million, over the submillimeter and far-infrared wavelength range of 150 to 600~\mum, or 2.0 to 0.5 THz. CASIMIR is extremely well suited to the investigation of both the galactic and extragalactic warm, approximately 100 K, interstellar medium. As a result of recent advances in SIS and Hot Electron Bolometers (HEB), CASIMIR will cover this frequency range with very high sensitivity. We present a description of the instrument and its capabilities. The development of CASIMIR is supported by the NASA/USRA SOFIA instrument development program.

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