The MIRI Medium Resolution Spectrometer calibration pipeline

A. Labiano, R. Azzollini, J. Bailey, S. Beard, D. Dicken, M. Garciá-Marín, V. Geers, A. Glasse, A. Glauser, K. Gordon, K. Justtanont, P. Klaassen, F. Lahuis, D. Law, J. Morrison, M. Müller, George H. Rieke, B. Vandenbussche, G. Wright

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3 Scopus citations


The Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI) Medium Resolution Spectrometer (MRS) is the only mid-IR Integral Field Spectrometer on board James Webb Space Telescope. The complexity of the MRS requires a very specialized pipeline, with some specific steps not present in other pipelines of JWST instruments, such as fringe corrections and wavelength offsets, with different algorithms for point source or extended source data. The MRS pipeline has also two different variants: the baseline pipeline, optimized for most foreseen science cases, and the optimal pipeline, where extra steps will be needed for specific science cases. This paper provides a comprehensive description of the MRS Calibration Pipeline from uncalibrated slope images to final scientific products, with brief descriptions of its algorithms, input and output data, and the accessory data and calibration data products necessary to run the pipeline.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationObservatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems VI
ISBN (Electronic)9781510601994
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventObservatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems VI - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: Jun 27 2016Jul 1 2016


OtherObservatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems VI
CountryUnited Kingdom



  • Calibration
  • Data
  • JWST
  • MIRI
  • MRS
  • Pipeline

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

Cite this

Labiano, A., Azzollini, R., Bailey, J., Beard, S., Dicken, D., Garciá-Marín, M., ... Wright, G. (2016). The MIRI Medium Resolution Spectrometer calibration pipeline. In Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems VI (Vol. 9910). [99102I] SPIE.