Space Science Reviews

, Volume 213, Issue 1–4, pp 393–446 | Cite as

JIRAM, the Jovian Infrared Auroral Mapper

  • Alberto Adriani
  • Gianrico Filacchione
  • Tatiana Di Iorio
  • Diego Turrini
  • Raffaella Noschese
  • Andrea Cicchetti
  • Davide Grassi
  • Alessandro Mura
  • Giuseppe Sindoni
  • Massimo Zambelli
  • Giuseppe Piccioni
  • Maria T. Capria
  • Federico Tosi
  • Roberto Orosei
  • Bianca M. Dinelli
  • Maria L. Moriconi
  • Elio Roncon
  • Jonathan I. Lunine
  • Heidi N. Becker
  • Alessadro Bini
  • Alessandra Barbis
  • Luciano Calamai
  • Claudio Pasqui
  • Stefano Nencioni
  • Maurizio Rossi
  • Marco Lastri
  • Roberto Formaro
  • Angelo Olivieri
Article

Abstract

JIRAM is an imager/spectrometer on board the Juno spacecraft bound for a polar orbit around Jupiter. JIRAM is composed of IR imager and spectrometer channels. Its scientific goals are to explore the Jovian aurorae and the planet’s atmospheric structure, dynamics and composition. This paper explains the characteristics and functionalities of the instrument and reports on the results of ground calibrations. It discusses the main subsystems to the extent needed to understand how the instrument is sequenced and used, the purpose of the calibrations necessary to determine instrument performance, the process for generating the commanding sequences, the main elements of the observational strategy, and the format of the scientific data that JIRAM will produce.

Keywords

Juno Jupiter Image spectrometer Jovian atmosphere Jovian aurorae 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The JIRAM Project is funded by the Italian Space Agency presently under contract n. I/010/10/0.

J.I. Lunine’s work is supported by a Juno contract from SwRI to Cornell University.

Thanks go to Shawn Kang at JPL for his GEANT4 coding work related to the JIRAM noise predictions.

H.N. Becker and S. Kang’s contributions were sponsored by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under a contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alberto Adriani
    • 1
  • Gianrico Filacchione
    • 1
  • Tatiana Di Iorio
    • 1
  • Diego Turrini
    • 1
  • Raffaella Noschese
    • 1
  • Andrea Cicchetti
    • 1
  • Davide Grassi
    • 1
  • Alessandro Mura
    • 1
  • Giuseppe Sindoni
    • 1
  • Massimo Zambelli
    • 1
  • Giuseppe Piccioni
    • 1
  • Maria T. Capria
    • 1
  • Federico Tosi
    • 1
  • Roberto Orosei
    • 1
  • Bianca M. Dinelli
    • 2
  • Maria L. Moriconi
    • 2
  • Elio Roncon
    • 2
  • Jonathan I. Lunine
    • 3
  • Heidi N. Becker
    • 4
  • Alessadro Bini
    • 5
  • Alessandra Barbis
    • 5
  • Luciano Calamai
    • 5
  • Claudio Pasqui
    • 5
  • Stefano Nencioni
    • 5
  • Maurizio Rossi
    • 5
  • Marco Lastri
    • 5
  • Roberto Formaro
    • 6
  • Angelo Olivieri
    • 6
  1. 1.IAPS/INAFRomeItaly
  2. 2.CNR-ISACBologna and RomeItaly
  3. 3.Cornell UniversityIthacaUSA
  4. 4.Jet Propulsion LaboratoryCalifornia Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA
  5. 5.Selex ESCampi BisenzioItaly
  6. 6.Italian Space AgencyRomeItaly

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