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Thermal design of the SPICA/ESI instrument

Griffin, Douglas K., Sugita, Hiroyuki, Duband, Lionel, Luchier, Nicolas, Winter, Berend and Hargrave, Peter Charles 2006. Thermal design of the SPICA/ESI instrument. Presented at: Millimeter and Submillimeter Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy III, Orlando, FL, USA, 29-31 May 2006. Published in: Zmuidzinas, Jonas, Holland, Wayne S., Withington, Stafford and Duncan, William D. eds. Millimeter and submillimeter detectors and instrumentation for astronomy III (Proceedings). , vol. 6275. Bellingham, WA: The International Society for Optical Engineering, 62750E. 10.1117/12.672783

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Abstract

The ESI instrument (European SPICA Instrument) is a proposed imaging spectrometer for the 30-210μm band for the JAXA SPICA mission. The instrument will have unprecedented spatial resolution and sensitivity due to the large 03.5m telescope aperture, cold fore-optics (~5K) and high sensitivity detectors (NEP~10-19W/√Hz). One of the key technical challenges of the design of the instrument is the thermal architecture due to the mass and cryogenic heat load constraints and the need for very low temperatures. Two candidate detector technologies have been pre-selected for inclusion in the instrument Phase-A study; Photoconductors and TES Bolometers. An overview of thermal architecture of the SPICA spacecraft is presented in order to explain the thermal interface constraints imposed on the instrument. Proposed thermal architectures for the instrument for both the TES and the Photoconductor options will be outlined including a novel design for a lightweight hybrid cooler for achieving sub 100-mK detector temperatures. This novel cooler architecture utilizes a combination of ADR and sorption coolers. Several design solutions for achieving high thermal isolation generic to both detector options are presented.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Uncontrolled Keywords: equipment and services ; sensors ; photoresistors ; bolometers ; interfaces ; optics ; spectrometers ; telescopes
Publisher: The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISBN: 9780819463401
ISSN: 0277-786X
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Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 06:48
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/64983

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