FIFILS: The far-infrared integral field spectrometer for SOFIA

R. Klein, A. Poglitsch, W. Raab, N. Geis, M. Hamidouche, L. W. Looney, R. Hönle, M. Schweitzer, W. Viehhauser, R. Genzel, E. E. Haller, Th Henning

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Abstract

FIFILS is a far-infrared integral field spectrometer for the SOFIA airborne observatory. The instrument is designed to maximize the observing efficiency by simultaneous and nearly independent imaging of the field-of-view in two medium spectral resolution bands. We present a summary of the FIFILS design and the current status of instrument development. Its unique features as the large far-infrared photoconductor detectors, its integral field concept, and control system will be highlighted. Special attention will be given to the Extended Observing Opportunity Program, which will allow general access to FIFILS on SOFIA.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGround-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 9 2006
EventGround-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: May 25 2006May 29 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume6269 I
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherGround-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period5/25/065/29/06

Keywords

  • FIFI
  • FIFI LS
  • Far-Infrared
  • Integral Field Imaging
  • SOFIA
  • Spectrometer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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