Sensitivity estimates for the mid-infrared instrument (MIRI) on the JWST

Bruce M. Swinyard, George H. Rieke, Mike Ressler, Alistair Glasse, Gillian Wright, Marc Ferlet, Martyn Wells

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Abstract

Modelling the scientific performance of infrared instruments during the design and definition phase of a project is an essential part of the system design optimisation for both the instrument and the observatory. This is particularly so in the case of space observatories where the opportunities for correcting design errors or omissions following launch are limited. We describe the approach taken to the estimation of the sensitivity of the Mid Infrared Instrument (MIRI) operating from 5 to 28 microns on the NASA/ESA James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) due for launch in 2011. We show how the sensitivity is estimated both for the photometric imager and the integral field spectrometer using a model that includes the effects of background radiation from the telescope and its surroundings; diffraction effects and detector performance and operations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsJ.C. Mather
Pages785-793
Number of pages9
Volume5487
EditionPART 2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2004
EventOptical, Infrared, and Millimeter Space Telecopes - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: Jun 21 2004Jun 25 2004

Other

OtherOptical, Infrared, and Millimeter Space Telecopes
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period6/21/046/25/04

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Infrared instruments
infrared instruments
James Webb Space Telescope
Space telescopes
Observatories
observatories
background radiation
sensitivity
design optimization
estimates
European Space Agency
Image sensors
Telescopes
systems engineering
NASA
Spectrometers
Diffraction
Systems analysis
telescopes
spectrometers

Keywords

  • Cameras
  • Coronagraphs
  • Instrumentation
  • Mid infrared
  • Space
  • Spectrographs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Swinyard, B. M., Rieke, G. H., Ressler, M., Glasse, A., Wright, G., Ferlet, M., & Wells, M. (2004). Sensitivity estimates for the mid-infrared instrument (MIRI) on the JWST. In J. C. Mather (Ed.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (PART 2 ed., Vol. 5487, pp. 785-793) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.551223

Sensitivity estimates for the mid-infrared instrument (MIRI) on the JWST. / Swinyard, Bruce M.; Rieke, George H.; Ressler, Mike; Glasse, Alistair; Wright, Gillian; Ferlet, Marc; Wells, Martyn.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. ed. / J.C. Mather. Vol. 5487 PART 2. ed. 2004. p. 785-793.

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

Swinyard, BM, Rieke, GH, Ressler, M, Glasse, A, Wright, G, Ferlet, M & Wells, M 2004, Sensitivity estimates for the mid-infrared instrument (MIRI) on the JWST. in JC Mather (ed.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. PART 2 edn, vol. 5487, pp. 785-793, Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Space Telecopes, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 6/21/04. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.551223
Swinyard BM, Rieke GH, Ressler M, Glasse A, Wright G, Ferlet M et al. Sensitivity estimates for the mid-infrared instrument (MIRI) on the JWST. In Mather JC, editor, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. PART 2 ed. Vol. 5487. 2004. p. 785-793 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.551223
Swinyard, Bruce M. ; Rieke, George H. ; Ressler, Mike ; Glasse, Alistair ; Wright, Gillian ; Ferlet, Marc ; Wells, Martyn. / Sensitivity estimates for the mid-infrared instrument (MIRI) on the JWST. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. editor / J.C. Mather. Vol. 5487 PART 2. ed. 2004. pp. 785-793
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