AAS 201st Meeting, January, 2003
Session 82. Planning for Future Missions: Radio to X-Ray
Poster, Wednesday, January 8, 2003, 9:20am-6:30pm, Exhibit Hall AB

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[82.02] Submillimeter and Far Infrared Experiment for SOFIA (SAFIRE): Progress and Prospects

R.A. Shafer, S.H. Moseley, D.J. Benford, J.A. Chervenak, E. Dwek (NASA/GSFC), J.G. Staguhn (SSAI/GSFC), K.D. Irwin (NIST/Boulder), F. Pajot (IAS), G.J. Stacey (Cornell U.)

SAFIRE/SOFIA is a versatile imaging Fabry-Perot spectrograph covering 100 < \lambda < 655\, \mum, with spectral resolving power of ~103. Selected as a ``PI'' instrument for the airborne Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astonomy (SOFIA), SAFIRE will apply two dimensional pop-up bolometer arrays to provide background limited imaging spectrometry. We describe the instrument design, its application to a range of astrophysical investigations, and current progress and results in the innovative detector and instrument design. SAFIRE/SOFIA is on track for availability in 2006.

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