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Heterodyne Receiver for Origins

Abstract : The Heterodyne Receiver for Origins (HERO) is the first detailed study of a heterodyne focal plane array receiver for space applications. HERO gives the Origins Space Telescope the capability to observe at very high spectral resolution (R = 107) over an unprecedentedly large far-infrared (FIR) wavelengths range (111 to 617 μm) with high sensitivity, with simultaneous dual polarization and dual-frequency band operation. The design is based on prior successful heterodyne receivers, such as Heterodyne Instrument for the Far-Infrared /Herschel, but surpasses it by one to two orders of magnitude by exploiting the latest technological developments. Innovative components are used to keep the required satellite resources low and thus allowing for the first time a convincing design of a large format heterodyne array receiver for space. HERO on Origins is a unique tool to explore the FIR universe and extends the enormous potential of submillimeter astronomical spectroscopy into new areas of astronomical research.
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Martina C. Wiedner, Susanne Aalto, Edward G. Amatucci, Andrey Baryshev, Cara Battersby, et al.. Heterodyne Receiver for Origins. Journal of Astronomical Telescopes, Instruments, and Systems, 2021, 7, ⟨10.1117/1.JATIS.7.1.011007⟩. ⟨insu-03672458⟩

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