The Mid-Infrared Instrument for the James Webb Space Telescope, II: Design and Build
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2015

The Mid-InfraRed Instrument (MIRI) on the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) provides measurements over the wavelength range 5 to 28: 5 mu m. MIRI has, within a single "package," four key scientific functions: photometric imaging, coronagraphy, single-source low-spectral resolving power (R similar to 100) spectroscopy, and medium-resolving power (R similar to 1500 to 3500) integral field spectroscopy. An associated cooler system maintains MIRI at its operating temperature of <6.7 K. This paper describes the driving principles behind the design of MIRI, the primary design parameters, and their realization in terms of the "as-built" instrument. It also describes the test program that led to delivery of the tested and calibrated Flight Model to NASA in 2012, and the confirmation after delivery of the key interface requirements.

Författare

G. S. Wright

Royal Observatory

D. Wright

G. B. Goodson

Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

G. H. Rieke

University of Arizona

G. Aitink-Kroes

J. Amiaux

CNRS Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

A. Aricha-Yanguas

Instituto Nacional de Tecnica Aeroespacial

R. Azzollini

Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies

CSIC-INTA - Centro de Astrobiologia (CAB)

K. Banks

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

D. Barrado

CSIC-INTA - Centro de Astrobiologia (CAB)

T. Belenguer-Davila

Instituto Nacional de Tecnica Aeroespacial

Jadl Bloemmart

Flemish Institute for Technological Research

KU Leuven

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

P. Bouchet

CNRS Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

B. R. Brandl

Leiden University

L. Colina

CSIC-INTA - Centro de Astrobiologia (CAB)

O. Detre

Max Planck-institutet

E. Diaz-Catala

Instituto Nacional de Tecnica Aeroespacial

P. Eccleston

Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

S. D. Friedman

STScI

M. Garcia-Marin

Universität zu Köln

M. Gudel

Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH)

Universität Wien

A. Glasse

Royal Observatory

A. M. Glauser

Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH)

T. P. Greene

NASA Ames Research Center

U. Groezinger

Max Planck-institutet

T. Grundy

Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

P. Hastings

Royal Observatory

T. Henning

Max Planck-institutet

R. Hofferbert

Max Planck-institutet

F. Hunter

PO3 5PU

N. C. Jessen

Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU)

Kay Justtanont

Chalmers, Rymd- och geovetenskap, Radioastronomi och astrofysik

A. R. Karnik

M. A. Khorrami

Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

O. Krause

Max Planck-institutet

A. Labiano

Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH)

P. O. Lagage

CNRS Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

U. Langer

D. Lemke

Max Planck-institutet

T. Lim

Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

J. Lorenzo-Alvarez

ESTEC

E. Mazy

Universite de Liege

N. McGowan

PO3 5PU

M. E. Meixner

STScI

Johns Hopkins University

N. Morris

Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

J. E. Morrison

University of Arizona

F. Muller

Max Planck-institutet

H. U. N. Rgaard-Nielson

Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU)

G. Olofsson

Onsala Space Observatory

B. O'Sullivan

PO3 5PU

J. W. Pel

University of Groningen, Kapteyn Astronomical Institute

K. Penanen

Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

M. B. Petach

Northrop Grumman corporation

J. P. Pye

University Of Leicester

T. P. Ray

Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies

E. Renotte

Universite de Liege

I. Renouf

PO3 5PU

M. E. Ressler

Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

P. Samara-Ratna

University Of Leicester

S. Scheithauer

Max Planck-institutet

A. Schneider

Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

B. Shaughnessy

Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

T. Stevenson

SK11 9DL

K. Sukhatme

Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

B. Swinyard

Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

University College London (UCL)

J. Sykes

University Of Leicester

J. Thatcher

SG1 2AS

T. Tikkanen

University Of Leicester

E. F. van Dishoeck

Leiden University

C. Waelkens

KU Leuven

H. Walker

Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

M. Wells

Royal Observatory

A. Zhender

Paul Scherrer Institut

Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific

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Vol. 127 595-611

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Astronomi, astrofysik och kosmologi