SOFIA Instrument Specifications

Proposed Receiver Performance:
  • # of Pixels: 4 or 8
  • RF Bandwidth: 1200-1500 GHz (22.2%)
  • 1st LO Bandwidth: 1240-1460 GHz (16.3%)
  • 1st IF Bandwidth: 1.5-3.0 GHz (higher 1st IF with SIS upgrade)
  • Instantaneous IF Bandwidth: at least 1.5 GHz per pixel per sideband
  • Receiver Temperature : 1000K DSB (300K DSB with SIS upgrade)
  • NbN HEB balanced mixer (NbTiN/AlN/NbTiN SIS Mixer upgrade)
  • Spectrometer:
    • Bandwidth 1.5 GHz (300 km/s at 1.4 THz) per pixel
    • # of Channels: 2048 per pixel
    • Maximum Resolution: 92 kHz in 187.5 MHz bandwidth mode (18 m/s at 1.4 THz)
    • Integration Time: ??
    • Dump Rate: ??
    • Binning: ??
Topic revision: r5 - 2011-05-09, EricBryerton
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