25 August 2005 NIRCam thermal subsystem
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Proceedings Volume 5904, Cryogenic Optical Systems and Instruments XI; 59040D (2005); doi: 10.1117/12.617537
Event: Optics and Photonics 2005, 2005, San Diego, California, United States
Abstract
The Near Infrared Camera (NIRCam) instrument for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is one of the four science instruments to be installed into the Integrated Science Instrument Module (ISIM) on JWST. NIRCam's requirements include operation at 37 Kelvin to produce high resolution images in two wave bands encompassing the range from 0.6 microns to 5 microns. In addition, NIRCam is to be used as a metrology instrument during the JWST observatory commissioning on orbit, during the precise alignment of the observatory's multiple-segment primary mirror. This paper will describe the NIRCam Thermal subsystem design for stable operation at 37 Kelvin.
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Liz Osborne, RaShelle Simonson, Rachel Richards, "NIRCam thermal subsystem", Proc. SPIE 5904, Cryogenic Optical Systems and Instruments XI, 59040D (25 August 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.617537; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.617537
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