Compact and versatile far-infrared imager for SIRTF

Craig L. Thompson, George H. Rieke, Erick T. Young

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Abstract

We present the design for the multiband imaging photometer for SIRTF (MIPS). MIPS is a versatile instrument that provides diffraction-limited imaging at 30 μm, 70 μm, and 160 μm. MIPS also provides low resolution (5%) spectroscopy in the 50 - 100 μm wavelength range to allow the determination of far-infrared spectral energy distributions. The 70 μm array can also be used in a special high resolution mode that supports image reconstruction techniques for improved angular resolution. The one cryogenic mechanism on MIPS is a scanning mirror based on a space-qualified design used on the Infrared Space Observatory. We describe modifications to the scan mechanism to optimize it for use at very long wavelengths.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
PublisherSociety of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
Pages449-455
Number of pages7
Volume2475
ISBN (Print)0819418285
StatePublished - 1995
EventInfrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy - Orlando, FL, USA
Duration: Apr 18 1995Apr 21 1995

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OtherInfrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy
CityOrlando, FL, USA
Period4/18/954/21/95

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Space Infrared Telescope Facility
Photometers
Image sensors
photometers
Infrared radiation
Imaging techniques
Infrared Space Observatory (ISO)
image reconstruction
spectral energy distribution
angular resolution
Wavelength
wavelengths
cryogenics
Observatories
Image reconstruction
Cryogenics
mirrors
Mirrors
Diffraction
scanning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Thompson, C. L., Rieke, G. H., & Young, E. T. (1995). Compact and versatile far-infrared imager for SIRTF. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 2475, pp. 449-455). Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers.

Compact and versatile far-infrared imager for SIRTF. / Thompson, Craig L.; Rieke, George H.; Young, Erick T.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 2475 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, 1995. p. 449-455.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Thompson, CL, Rieke, GH & Young, ET 1995, Compact and versatile far-infrared imager for SIRTF. in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 2475, Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, pp. 449-455, Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy, Orlando, FL, USA, 4/18/95.
Thompson CL, Rieke GH, Young ET. Compact and versatile far-infrared imager for SIRTF. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 2475. Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. 1995. p. 449-455
Thompson, Craig L. ; Rieke, George H. ; Young, Erick T. / Compact and versatile far-infrared imager for SIRTF. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 2475 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, 1995. pp. 449-455
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