Multiband Imaging Photometer for SIRTF

G. B. Heim, M. L. Henderson, K. MacFeely, T. J. McMahon, D. Michika, R. J. Pearson, George H. Rieke, J. P. Schwenker, D. W. Strecker, C. Thompson, R. M. Warden, D. A. Wilson, E. T. Young

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Abstract

Multiband Imaging Photometer for SIRTF (MIPS) provides the Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF) with imaging, photometry, and total power measurement capability in broad spectral bands centered at 24, 70, and 160μm, and with low resolution spectroscopy between 50 and 95μm. The optical train directs the light from three zones in the telescope focal plane to three detector arrays: 128×128 Si:As BIB, 32×32 Ge:Ga, and 2×20 stressed Ge:Ga. A single axis scan mirror is placed at a pupil to allow rapid motion of the field of view as required to modulate above the 1/f noise in the germanium detectors. The scan mirror also directs the light into the different optical paths of the instrument and makes possible an efficient mapping mode in which the telescope line of sight is scanned continuously while the scan mirror freezes the image motion on the detector arrays. The instrument is designed with pixel sizes that oversample the telescope Airy pattern to operate at the diffraction limit and, through image processing, to allow superresolution beyond the traditional Rayleigh criterion. The instrument performance and interface requirements, the design concept, and the mechanical, optical, thermal, electrical, software, and radiometric aspects of MIPS are discussed in this paper. Solutions are shown to the challenge of operating the instrument below 3K, with focal plane cooling requirements down to 1.5K. The optical concept allows the versatile operations described above with only a single mechanism and includes extensive self-test and on-board calibration capabilities. In addition, we discuss the approach to cryogenic end-to-end testing and calibration prior to delivery of the instrument for integration into SIRTF.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsP.Y. Bely, J.B. Breckinridge
PublisherSPIE
Pages985-1000
Number of pages16
Volume3356
Edition2
StatePublished - 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 Conference on Space Telescopes and Instruments V. Part 1 (of 2) - Kona, HI, USA
Duration: Mar 25 1998Mar 28 1998

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OtherProceedings of the 1998 Conference on Space Telescopes and Instruments V. Part 1 (of 2)
CityKona, HI, USA
Period3/25/983/28/98

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Photometers
Space Infrared Telescope Facility
Telescopes
Telescope
photometers
Infrared
Imaging
Infrared radiation
Imaging techniques
telescopes
Mirror
mirrors
Mirrors
Detector
Focal Plane
Detectors
detectors
self tests
Calibration
requirements

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Heim, G. B., Henderson, M. L., MacFeely, K., McMahon, T. J., Michika, D., Pearson, R. J., ... Young, E. T. (1998). Multiband Imaging Photometer for SIRTF. In P. Y. Bely, & J. B. Breckinridge (Eds.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (2 ed., Vol. 3356, pp. 985-1000). SPIE.

Multiband Imaging Photometer for SIRTF. / Heim, G. B.; Henderson, M. L.; MacFeely, K.; McMahon, T. J.; Michika, D.; Pearson, R. J.; Rieke, George H.; Schwenker, J. P.; Strecker, D. W.; Thompson, C.; Warden, R. M.; Wilson, D. A.; Young, E. T.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. ed. / P.Y. Bely; J.B. Breckinridge. Vol. 3356 2. ed. SPIE, 1998. p. 985-1000.

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Heim, GB, Henderson, ML, MacFeely, K, McMahon, TJ, Michika, D, Pearson, RJ, Rieke, GH, Schwenker, JP, Strecker, DW, Thompson, C, Warden, RM, Wilson, DA & Young, ET 1998, Multiband Imaging Photometer for SIRTF. in PY Bely & JB Breckinridge (eds), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. 2 edn, vol. 3356, SPIE, pp. 985-1000, Proceedings of the 1998 Conference on Space Telescopes and Instruments V. Part 1 (of 2), Kona, HI, USA, 3/25/98.
Heim GB, Henderson ML, MacFeely K, McMahon TJ, Michika D, Pearson RJ et al. Multiband Imaging Photometer for SIRTF. In Bely PY, Breckinridge JB, editors, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. 2 ed. Vol. 3356. SPIE. 1998. p. 985-1000
Heim, G. B. ; Henderson, M. L. ; MacFeely, K. ; McMahon, T. J. ; Michika, D. ; Pearson, R. J. ; Rieke, George H. ; Schwenker, J. P. ; Strecker, D. W. ; Thompson, C. ; Warden, R. M. ; Wilson, D. A. ; Young, E. T. / Multiband Imaging Photometer for SIRTF. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. editor / P.Y. Bely ; J.B. Breckinridge. Vol. 3356 2. ed. SPIE, 1998. pp. 985-1000
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