Progress with the design and development of MIRI, the mid-IR instrument for JWST

G. S. Wright, G. Rieke, T. Boeker, L. Colina, E. Van Dishoeck, P. Driggers, S. Friedman, A. Glasse, G. Goodson, T. Greene, M. Guedel, T. Henning, P. O. Lagage, J. Lorenzo-Alvarez, M. Meixner, H. Norgaard-Nielsen, G. Oloffson, T. Ray, M. Ressler, K. SukhatmeJ. Thatcher, C. Waelkens, D. Wright

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Abstract

MIRI is one of four instruments to be built for the James Webb Space Telescope. It provides imaging, coronography and integral field spectroscopy over the 5-28.5um wavelength range. MIRI is the only instrument which is cooked to 7K by a dedicated cooker, much lower than the passively cooled 40K of the rest of JWST, and consists of both an Optical System and a Cooler System. This paper will describe the key features of the overall instrument design and then concentrate on the status of the MIRI Optical System development. The flight model design and manufacture is complete, and final assembly and test of the integrated instrument is now underway. Prior to integration, all of the major subassemblies have undergone individual environmental qualification and performance tests and end-end testing of a flight representative model has been carried out. The paper will provide an overview of results from this testing and describe the current status of the flight model build and the plan for performance verification and ground calibration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010
Subtitle of host publicationOptical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 27 2010
EventSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Jun 27 2010Jul 2 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume7731
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period6/27/107/2/10

Keywords

  • JWST
  • MIRI
  • Mid-infrared
  • Testing

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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    Wright, G. S., Rieke, G., Boeker, T., Colina, L., Van Dishoeck, E., Driggers, P., Friedman, S., Glasse, A., Goodson, G., Greene, T., Guedel, M., Henning, T., Lagage, P. O., Lorenzo-Alvarez, J., Meixner, M., Norgaard-Nielsen, H., Oloffson, G., Ray, T., Ressler, M., ... Wright, D. (2010). Progress with the design and development of MIRI, the mid-IR instrument for JWST. In Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave [77310E] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 7731). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.857262