The throughput and sensitivity of the JWST mid-infrared instrument
Conference contribution, 2010

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. © 2010 SPIE.




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A. Glasse

UK Astronomy Technology Centre

E Bauwens

KU Leuven

J. Bouwman

Max Planck Society

O. Detre

Max Planck Society

S Fischer

University of Cologne

M. Garcia-Marin

University of Cologne

Kay Justtanont

Chalmers, Earth and Space Sciences, Onsala Space Observatory

A. Labiano

European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC)

T. Nakos

Ghent university

M. E. Ressler

Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

G. H. Rieke

University of Arizona

S. Scheithauer

Max Planck Society

M. Wells

UK Astronomy Technology Centre

G. Wright

UK Astronomy Technology Centre

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering

0277786X (ISSN) 1996756X (eISSN)

Vol. 7731 77310K

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