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MIRI-JWST spectrometer main optics flight model realization and performance test results
Author(s): Gabby Kroes; Ad Oudenhuysen; Menno de Haan; Rieks Jager; Evert Pauwels
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Paper Abstract

MIRI ('Mid Infrared Instrument') is the combined imager and integral field spectrometer for the 5-29 micron wavelength range under development for the JWST. The Flight Model development of the Spectrometer Main Optics (SMO) consisted of small design changes to improve optical performance, structural (dynamic) behaviour and integration based on the experience and verification results of the previous Qualification and Verification models. A full test program was performed in order to keep test efforts at the higher MIRI level as small as possible. The flight model underwent full optical as well as mechanical qualification testing. In December 2008 the SMO was shipped, after successful integration and verification, for final integration within the MIRI instrument. This paper will describe the Flight Model improvements (based on the Qualification and Verification Model test results), the problems and issues encountered during integration and verification and the verification test results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 August 2010
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7731, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 77313S (11 August 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.858825
Show Author Affiliations
Gabby Kroes, ASTRON (Netherlands)
NOVA (Netherlands)
Ad Oudenhuysen, ASTRON (Netherlands)
NOVA (Netherlands)
Menno de Haan, ASTRON (Netherlands)
NOVA (Netherlands)
Rieks Jager, NOVA (Netherlands)
Evert Pauwels, Pi Environments B.V. (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7731:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
Jacobus M. Oschmann Jr.; Mark C. Clampin; Howard A. MacEwen, Editor(s)

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