Dr. Sona Hosseini is a Research and Instrument Scientist at Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena and is an active member of Planetary Science and Optical Engineering Societies. Her research interest is to develop a new line of instrumentation to study cometary science and planetary atmospheres. During her graduate program, she spent nearly four years at Lick Observatory, Mt. Hamilton, CA to design and develop a field reflective Spatial Heterodyne Spectrometer technique. In the temporal study of faint, extended sources at high resolving power, Spatial Heterodyne Spectrometer (SHS) can offer significant advantages about conventional dispersive grating spectrometers. The architecture of SHS combines the high étendue of a Fourier Transform Spectrometer with higher optomechanical tolerance and simpler optomechanical design. Sona is excited to use SHS in future missions and Small-Sats.
Khayyam: progress and prospects of coupling a spatial heterodyne spectrometer (SHS) to a Cassegrain telescope for optical interferometry
Concept study for a compact planetary homodyne interferometer (PHI) for temporal global observation of methane on Mars in IR
First calibration and visible wavelength observations of Khayyam, a tunable spatial heterodyne spectroscopy (SHS)
Khayyam: a second generation tunable spatial heterodyne spectrometer for broadband observation of diffuse emission line targets
Tunable spatial heterodyne spectroscopy (TSHS): a new technique for broadband visible interferometry