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1.8THz receiver development for the TELIS instrument

Mair, Ulrich and Suttiwong, Nopporn and Wagner, Georg and Birk, Manfred and Richter, H. and Semenov, A.D. and Hübers, Heinz-Wilhelm and Murk, A. and Drakinskiy, V. and Cherednichenko, S. (2005) 1.8THz receiver development for the TELIS instrument. In: International Symposium on Space Terahertz Technology. International Symposium on Space Terahertz Technology, 2005-05-02 - 2005-05-04, Göteborg, Sweden,.

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A new state-of-the-art balloon borne three channel (500GHz, 625GHz, 1.8 THz) cryogenic heterodyne spectrometer will allow enhanced limb sounding of the Earth's atmosphere within the submillimeter and far-infrared spectral range. The instrument, called TELIS (TErahertz and submm LImb Sounder), is being developed by a consortium of major European institutes that includes the Space Research Organisation of the Netherlands (SRON), the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) in the United Kingdom and the Deutschen Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) in Germany (lead institute). TELIS will utilise state-of-the-art superconducting heterodyne technology and is designed to be compact and lightweight, while providing broad spectral coverage, high spectral resolution and long flight duration. Target species are key atmospheric short-lived radicals such as OH, HO2, ClO, BrO together with stable constituents such as O3, HCl and HOCl. TELIS will consist of a common front end with a cassegrain based pointing telescope, common transfer optics and a digital autocorrelator spectrometer for each channel. One of the three receiver channels (developed by DLR) will focus on the measurement of the OH-triplett at 1.8 THz. Low noise NbN based Hot Electron Bolometers will be acting as heterodyne mixing elements. A Martin Puplett Interferometer designed for cryogenic operation in the cryostat is used to interfer signal- and LO radiation generated by a solid state based local oscillator unit. Recently athe laboratory DSB version of the TELIS heterodyne receiver (using a far infrad laser as preliminary LO source) has been set up and tested successfully. In this paper the current status of the THz-channel design and development in the framework of the TELIS project will be presented.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Title:1.8THz receiver development for the TELIS instrument
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Suttiwong, NoppornUNSPECIFIED
Hübers, Heinz-WilhelmUNSPECIFIED
Murk, A.Institute for Applied Physics, University of Bern, Switzerland
Drakinskiy, V.Chalmers University of Technology, Goeteborg, Sweden
Cherednichenko, S.Chalmers University of Technology, Goeteborg, Sweden
Journal or Publication Title:International Symposium on Space Terahertz Technology
Refereed publication:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Cryogenic terahertz heterodyne receiver, remote sensing, TELIS
Event Title:International Symposium on Space Terahertz Technology
Event Location:Göteborg, Sweden,
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2005-05-02 - 2005-05-04
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Projekt TELIS (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Planetary Research > Terahertz and Infrared Sensors
Remote Sensing Technology Institute > Experimental Methods
Deposited By: Dr.rer.nat. Georg Wagner
Deposited On:18 Nov 2005
Last Modified:27 Apr 2009 04:41

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