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FIFI-LS: The Field-Imaging Far-Infrared Line Spectrometer on SOFIA

Fischer, C. and Beckmann, S. and Bryant, A. and Colditz, S. and Fumi, F. and Geis, N. and Hamidouche, M. and Henning, T. and Hönle, R. and Iserlohe, C. and Klein, R. and Krabbe, A. and Looney, L. and Poglitsch, A. and Raab, W. and Rebell, F. and Rosenthal, D. and Savage, M. and Schweitzer, M. and Trinh, C. and Vacca, W. (2018) FIFI-LS: The Field-Imaging Far-Infrared Line Spectrometer on SOFIA. Journal of Astronomical Instrumentation, 7 (4), 1840003_1-1840003_14. World Scientific Publishing Co. DOI: 10.1142/S2251171718400032 ISSN 2251-1717

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Abstract

We describe the design of the Field-Imaging Far-Infrared Line Spectrometer (FIFI-LS), operated as a Facility-Class instrument on the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA). FIFI-LS is an imaging spectrometer for medium resolution spectroscopy. Since being commissioned in 2014, it has performed over 50 SOFIA commissioning and science flights. After operating as a principal investigator instrument in 2014 and early 2015, it was accepted as a Facility Science Instrument in 2015. In addition to the description of the design, we report on the in-flight performance and the concept of operation. We also provide an overview of the science opportunities with FIFI-LS and describe how FIFI-LS observations complement and complete observations with the PACS instrument on the Herschel observatory.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/125727/
Document Type:Article
Title:FIFI-LS: The Field-Imaging Far-Infrared Line Spectrometer on SOFIA
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Fischer, C.University of StuttgartUNSPECIFIED
Beckmann, S.University of StuttgartUNSPECIFIED
Bryant, A.University of StuttgartUNSPECIFIED
Colditz, S.University of StuttgartUNSPECIFIED
Fumi, F.University of StuttgartUNSPECIFIED
Geis, N.Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial PhysicsUNSPECIFIED
Hamidouche, M.mourad.hamidouche (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Henning, T.Max Planck Institute for AstronomyUNSPECIFIED
Hönle, R.University of StuttgartUNSPECIFIED
Iserlohe, C.University of StuttgartUNSPECIFIED
Klein, R.SOFIA USRA, USAUNSPECIFIED
Krabbe, A.University of StuttgartUNSPECIFIED
Looney, L.University of Illinois, USAUNSPECIFIED
Poglitsch, A.Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial PhysicsUNSPECIFIED
Raab, W.ESTEC-ESA, The NetherlandsUNSPECIFIED
Rebell, F.University of StuttgartUNSPECIFIED
Rosenthal, D.OSRAM GmbHUNSPECIFIED
Savage, M.USRA - NASA Ames Research Center, USAUNSPECIFIED
Schweitzer, M.OHB System AGUNSPECIFIED
Trinh, C.SOFIA USRA, USAUNSPECIFIED
Vacca, W.SOFIA USRA, USAUNSPECIFIED
Date:2018
Journal or Publication Title:Journal of Astronomical Instrumentation
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:No
Volume:7
DOI :10.1142/S2251171718400032
Page Range:1840003_1-1840003_14
Publisher:World Scientific Publishing Co
ISSN:2251-1717
Status:Published
Keywords:Integral field spectroscopy, spectrometer, far-Infrared, FIFI-LS, SOFIA
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Science and Exploration
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Explorationsstudien
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Remote Sensing Technology Institute > Atmospheric Processors
Deposited By: Hamidouche, Mourad
Deposited On:09 Jan 2019 15:57
Last Modified:23 Feb 2019 00:23

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