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2019 44th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves (IRMMW-THz)

Science, technology and applications spanning the millimeter-waves, terahertz and infrared spectral regions


2019 IEEE Aerospace Conference

The international IEEE Aerospace Conference is organized to promote interdisciplinaryunderstanding of aerospace systems, their underlying science, and technology



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Frequency measurement of pure rotational transitions of molecular ions important in interstellar chemistry

2009 34th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, 2009

Frequencies of pure rotational transitions of molecular anions or cations which are interested in the studies of interstellar chemistry are measured precisely by using a tunable terahertz spectrometer in Toyama. In the investigation of OD-, isotope independent Dunham parameters were obtained. As for the H2D+ cation, the frequency of the 212larr111 transition which was detected recently in space was measured ...


Life detection with the Enceladus Orbiting Sequencer

2013 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2013

Widespread organic synthesis in the early solar nebula led to delivery of similar complex organics, probably including nucleobases or their precursors, to many potentially habitable locations such as Mars, Europa, and Enceladus. If life evolved beyond Earth, the presence of these organics could have biased life towards utilization of informational polymers (IPs) like RNA or DNA. Given this, searching for ...


A Telescope Takes Flight [NEWS]

IEEE Spectrum, 2007

Describes SOFIA - the Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy, a powerful flying telescope. An infrared telescope with remarkable spectral range, it picks up the mantle of the Kuiper project. Kuiper was groundbreaking, but SOFIA, seated aft of the wing of a Boeing 747 jumbo jet, has more scope: it will scan the deep heavens, where stars are forming and the ...



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  • Frequency measurement of pure rotational transitions of molecular ions important in interstellar chemistry

    Frequencies of pure rotational transitions of molecular anions or cations which are interested in the studies of interstellar chemistry are measured precisely by using a tunable terahertz spectrometer in Toyama. In the investigation of OD-, isotope independent Dunham parameters were obtained. As for the H2D+ cation, the frequency of the 212larr111 transition which was detected recently in space was measured precisely and a new set of rotational parameters were obtained.

  • Life detection with the Enceladus Orbiting Sequencer

    Widespread organic synthesis in the early solar nebula led to delivery of similar complex organics, probably including nucleobases or their precursors, to many potentially habitable locations such as Mars, Europa, and Enceladus. If life evolved beyond Earth, the presence of these organics could have biased life towards utilization of informational polymers (IPs) like RNA or DNA. Given this, searching for and sequencing any such IPs offers a definitive, information rich, approach to life detection that complements existing methods. Saturn's icy moon Enceladus offers possibly the best conditions in the solar system to find extant life beyond Earth. Recent discovery of a salt- water plume likely derived from sub-surface liquid reservoirs provides direct access to this potentially habitable environment. We describe an instrument concept, the Enceladus Orbiting Sequencer (EOS), specifically geared to search for life on Enceladus. As a payload on board an Enceladus flyby or orbiter mission, EOS would capture ice grains from the plume, then concentrate and characterize any long charged polymers using nanopore or semiconductor sequencing. Searching for life on Enceladus could give us our first glimpse of a second genesis and test whether biochemistry is varied or universal.

  • A Telescope Takes Flight [NEWS]

    Describes SOFIA - the Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy, a powerful flying telescope. An infrared telescope with remarkable spectral range, it picks up the mantle of the Kuiper project. Kuiper was groundbreaking, but SOFIA, seated aft of the wing of a Boeing 747 jumbo jet, has more scope: it will scan the deep heavens, where stars are forming and the universe is still being born. SOFIA flies at 13300 meters, above 99 percent of the atmospheric water vapor that obstructs infrared observation from the ground. A hatch in the plane, which is traveling at 800 kilometers per hour, opens the telescope to the elements; its mirror is 2.7 meters across. Because of its size, SOFIA can carry large, power-intensive instruments and high- resolution spectrometers. That gives astronomers a wavelength range for observation rare in its breadth, from 0.3 micrometers, which is near the visible range, through the far infrared, out to 1600 mum. Infrared telescopes cut through the gases and clouds in the universe that obscure optical observation. Project scientists plan to use the broad spectral range across nine instruments - seven designed in the United States, two in Germany - to explore what powered the luminous galaxies that lit up the early universe, peek into "dark" clouds to take a census of new stars, see near the center of black holes, look at the physical conditions of the universe's infancy, and map out chemical architectures in the interstellar medium. The science instruments and counterweights balance the telescope, and the result is an apparatus that can be aimed and kept still, mostly on account of its own inertia. Torque motors and spherical brakes keep the telescope tracking the desired stellar target, while gyros keep track of the telesope's absolute position. Complicating matters was the 2003 launch of the Spitzer observatory, a space-based infrared telescope that is already producing great results. Critics raised eyebrows at spending so much money to turn a jumbo jet into a flying infrared observatory while a space-based infrared telescope was beating it into operation. Citing repeated delays, slipping schedules, and ballooning budgets, NASA announced last year that SOFIA would lose its funding. The project's plans have been stretched before. But with a budget in place, SOFIA is close now.



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