Heterodyne Receiver for Origins
Journal article, 2021

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.

terahertz

far-infrared

space mission

Origins

submillimeter

heterodyne receiver

instrument design

Author

M.C. Wiedner

Paris Observatory

Susanne Aalto

Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Astronomy and Plasmaphysics

E. Amatucci

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

A. M. Baryshev

University of Groningen

C. Battersby

University of Connecticut

Victor Belitsky

Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Onsala Space Observatory

E. A. Bergin

University of Michigan

Bruno Borgo

LESIA - Laboratoire d'Etudes Spatiales et d'Instrumentation en Astrophysique

R. Carter

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

E. Caux

Paul Sabatier University

A. Cooray

University of California at Irvine (UCI)

James A. Corsetti

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Elvire de Beck

Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Astronomy and Plasmaphysics

Y. Delorme

Paris Observatory

Vincent Desmaris

Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Onsala Space Observatory

M. Dipirro

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Brian Ellison

Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)

A. M. di Giorgio

Istituto nazionale di astrofisica (INAF)

Martin Eggens

Netherlands Institute for Space Research (SRON)

J. D. Gallego

Yebes Observatory

M. Gerin

Paris Observatory

P. F. Goldsmith

Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

Christophe Goldstein

CNES Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales

F. Helmich

University of Groningen

Netherlands Institute for Space Research (SRON)

F. Herpin

University of Bordeaux

Richard E. Hills

University of Cambridge

M. Hogerheijde

Leiden University

University of Amsterdam

L. K. Hunt

Istituto nazionale di astrofisica (INAF)

W. Jellema

Netherlands Institute for Space Research (SRON)

Geert Keizer

Netherlands Institute for Space Research (SRON)

J. M. Krieg

Paris Observatory

Gabby Kroes

Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON)

Philippe Laporte

Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS)

Andre Laurens

CNES Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales

David Leisawitz

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

D. C. Lis

Paris Observatory

Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

G. Martins

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Imran Mehdi

Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

Margaret Meixner

Johns Hopkins University

Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

G. J. Melnick

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

S. Milam

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

D.A. Neufeld

Johns Hopkins University

Napoléon Nguyen Tuong

LESIA - Laboratoire d'Etudes Spatiales et d'Instrumentation en Astrophysique

R. Plume

University of Calgary

Klaus Pontoppidan

Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

Benjamin Quertier-Dagorn

University of Bordeaux

Christophe Risacher

Institut de Radioastronomie Millimétrique (IRAM)

Max Planck Society

Johannes Staguhn

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Johns Hopkins University

Edward Tong

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Serena Viti

University College London (UCL)

F. Wyrowski

Max Planck Society

Journal of Astronomical Telescopes, Instruments, and Systems

2329-4124 (ISSN) 2329-4221 (eISSN)

Vol. 7 1 011007

Subject Categories

Aerospace Engineering

Infrastructure

Onsala Space Observatory

DOI

10.1117/1.JATIS.7.1.011007

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