Cosmic Infrared Background ExpeRiment

CIBER is a research rocket designed to characterize near-infrared (IR) background radiation. Data collected from CIBER has an advantage over surface telescopes since it will operate above the Earth's atmosphere.

CIBER has three major components:

  • Imagers: Two imagers are used to detect spatial fluctuations in the near-IR Extragalactic Background Light (EBL) caused by reionization.
  • Low-Resolution Spectrometer: This will be used to measure the absolute spectrum of the Extragalactic IR background.
  • Narrow-Band Spectrometer: The spectrometer will determine the absolute brightness of the Zodiacal light.
CIBER's Science Goals - a slide A slide with a summary of CIBER
A description of the CIBER's design, methods, and equipment can be found at M. Zemcov et al

CIBER Launch 2009