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
ISBN (Print)0819418285, 9780819418289
DOIs
StatePublished - 1995
EventInfrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy - Orlando, FL, USA
Duration: Apr 18 1995Apr 21 1995

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume2475
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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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 (pp. 449-455). (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 2475). Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.211283