The throughput and sensitivity of the JWST mid-infrared instrument

A. C.H. Glasse, E. Bauwens, J. Bouwman, Ö Detre, S. Fischer, M. Garcia-Marin, K. Justannont, A. Labiano, T. Nakos, M. Ressler, G. Rieke, S. Scheithauer, M. Wells, G. S. Wright

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Abstract

The Verification Model (VM) of MIRI has recently completed an extensive programme of cryogenic testing, with the Flight Model (FM) now being assembled and made ready to begin performance testing in the next few months. By combining those VM test results which relate to MIRI's scientific performance with measurements made on FM components and sub-assemblies, we have been able to refine and develop the existing model of the instrument's throughput and sensitivity. We present the main components of the model, its correlation with the existing test results and its predictions for MIRI's performance on orbit.

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

  • Astronomy
  • Infrared
  • JWST
  • MIRI
  • Sensitivity
  • Space instrumentation

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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    Glasse, A. C. H., Bauwens, E., Bouwman, J., Detre, Ö., Fischer, S., Garcia-Marin, M., Justannont, K., Labiano, A., Nakos, T., Ressler, M., Rieke, G., Scheithauer, S., Wells, M., & Wright, G. S. (2010). The throughput and sensitivity of the JWST mid-infrared instrument. In Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave [77310K] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 7731). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.856975