Lecturer: Peter Hargrave (Cardiff)
Date: 2010-09-30 10:30
Place: Aniara

Recent advances in FIR/Sub-mm detector arrays, and their potential for future Earth observation instrumentation

Peter Hargrave
Cardiff School of Physics and Astronomy
Cardiff University

Great progress has been made over the last few years in the development of
FIR/Sub-mm detector arrays. These offer many new possibilities for novel
instrument capabilities, and significant simplification and performance
enhancement. I will give an overview of the various technologies, and their
advantages and disadvantages.
Discrete hot electron bolometer detectors have been employed in an
aircraft-based cirrus cloud experiment called CILCO. I will give a summary
of the CILCO experiment, and then discuss how CILCO could be enhanced by
employing arrays of sub-mm detectors.

Created 2010-09-07 15:54:58 by Mats Holmström
Last changed 2010-09-28 09:37:17 by Mats Holmström