System Design Parameter Study For Shuttle Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF)

  title={System Design Parameter Study For Shuttle Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF)},
  author={A. Mord and M. Bottema and W. P. Devereux and R. Poley and D. W. Strecker and F. Tai},
  booktitle={Optics & Photonics},
SIRTF is a high-sensitivity, cooled astronomical telescope operating from 2 to 1000 μm. The techniques used in analyzing the sensitivity of the SIRTF system performance to several technical issues are presented. Lowering the telescope temperature to near 4K is found to produce margin in several areas. A refined observing requirements model relieves the hardware performance requirements, and identifies extended source size/observing strategy as an important system specification. Other major… Expand


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