FIRS-2
STATUS
Operational
AVAILABILITY
Upon request
REQUEST PROCEDURE
email jucks@cfa.harvard.edu
Airborne Measurements
High Resolution thermal emission FTS, operating in the far and mid infrared. Operates mostly on high altitude balloons, but has also operated on aircraft.
CONTACT
Ken Jucks
Harvard-Smithsonian CfA
60 Garden St Cambridge, MA 02138
617-496-7580
jucks@cfa.harvard.edu
http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/firs
SPECIFICATIONS
ManufacturerSmithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Dimensions1.8mx1.8mx.6m
Weight600 lbs
Power Source TypeDC 28V
Inlet AperturesIf on an airplane, a opening to put foreoptics.
Heating/Cooling Requirementsnone
Airspeed/Altitude Requirementsn/a
Operators Required1
Ground RequirementsNeed cryogens
Suitable Platformsballoons, DC8
Data System
Measured Parameterprofiles of 35 molecules
Measurement TechniqueFT, radiative transfer
Operational Modelimb viewing
Time Resolution1 hour
Horizontal Resolution3 km
Other Resolution
PrecisionDepends on molecule
AccuracyDepends on Molecule
Range
Calibration Method
Limitations
UPDATED ON
3 Sep 2009 13:47