Zodiacal Infrared Foreground Prediction for Space Based Infrared Interferometer Missions

The zodiacal foreground for a highly sensitive space infrared interferometer is predicted for various observing locations. For the predictions we use a model that was derived from measurements of the Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE). We find that at a wavelength of 10μm 96% of the sky is darker than 1MJy sr for observations in the ecliptic plane at 5 AU… (More)