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Jovian Infrared Auroral Mapper (JIRAM)

NSSDCA ID: 2011-040A-02

Mission Name: Juno
Principal Investigator:Dr. Alberto Adriani


The Jovian Infrared Auroral Mapper (JIRAM) was designed to provide a visual and thermal infrared view of Jupiter’s aurora. JIRAM combines two data channels in one instrument: an imager and a spectrometer that are housed in the same optical subsystem. Objectives include: (1) imaging the polar regions of Jupiter in the spectral range of 3.2-3.8 micrometer where most of the auroral emissions occur; and (2) performing co-located spectroscopy and imaging of selected regions of the atmosphere in the broader 2.0-5.0 micrometer range with medium spectral resolution. JIRAM is based on the previous Italian-made, visual-infrared imaging spectrometers such as VIMS on the Cassini Orbiter, VIRTIS on Rosetta Orbiter and Venus Express, and VIR-MS on the Dawn spacecraft.

Alternate Names

  • JIR
  • Juno/JovianInfraredAuroralMapper(JIRAM)
  • urn:nasa:pds:context:instrument:jiram.jno

Funding Agency

  • European Space Agency (International)


  • Planetary Science: Atmospheres
  • Planetary Science: Fields and Particles

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this experiment can be directed to: Dr. David R. Williams



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. Alberto AdrianiPrincipal InvestigatorIstituto Nazionale di

Selected References

  • Adriani, A., et al., JIRAM, the Jovian Infrared Auroral Mapper, Space Sci. Rev., 213, 393-446, doi:10.1007/s11214-014-0094-y, 2017.
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