Heterodyne receiver for the Origins Space Telescope concept 2

M. C. Wiedner, Susanne Aalto, Edward G. Amatucci, Andrey Baryshev, Cara Battersby, Victor Belitsky, Edwin A. Bergin, Bruno Borgo, Ruth C. Carter, Asantha Cooray, James A. Corsetti, Elvire De Beck, Yan Delorme, Michael J. Dipirro, Vincent Desmaris, Brian Ellison, Juan-Daniel Gallego, Anna Maria Di Giorgio, Martin Eggens, Maryvonne GerinPaul F. Goldsmith, Christophe Goldstein, Frank Helmich, Fabrice Herpin, Richard E. Hills, Michiel R. Hogerheijde, Jean-Michel Huet, Leslie K. Hunt, Willem Jellema, Geert Keizer, Jean-Michel Krieg, Gabby Kroes, Philippe Laporte, André Laurens, David T. Leisawitz, Darek Lis, Gregory E. Martins, Imran Mehdi, Margaret Meixner, Gary Melnick, Stefanie N. Milam, David A. Neufeld, Napoléon Nguyen Tuong, René Plume, Klaus M. Pontoppidan, Benjamin Quertier-Dagorn, Christophe Risacher, Johannes G. Staguhn, Serena Viti, Friedrich Wyrowski

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The Origins Space Telescope (OST) is a NASA study for a large satellite mission to be submitted to the 2020 Decadal Review. The proposed satellite has a fleet of instruments including the HEterodyne Receivers for OST (HERO). HERO is designed around the quest to follow the trail of water from the ISM to disks around protostars and planets. HERO will perform high-spectral resolution measurements with 2x9 pixel focal plane arrays at any frequency between 468GHz to 2,700GHz (617 to 111 μm). HERO builds on the successful Herschel/HIFI heritage, as well as recent technological innovations, allowing it to surpass any prior heterodyne instrument in terms of sensitivity and spectral coverage.
Original languageEnglish
JournalProceedings of SPIE
Publication statusPublished - 1-Jul-2018
EventSPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation, 2018 - Austin, Texas, United States
Duration: 10-Jun-201815-Jun-2018

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