Note: Three first-generation instruments, CASIMIR, SAFIRE, and AIRES were selected for SOFIA, but were halted at different stages of development.

Name of Instrument: AIRES - Airborne Infra-Red Echelle Spectrometer

Instrument type: Long-slit Spectrograph; 17 - 210 micron, R = 104 at 100 micron

Principal Investigator: Dr. Edwin F. Erickson (NASA/Ames)

Scientific/Technical Abstract

This report includes some of the technical details and scientific potential of AIRES.