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12 July 2008 MIRI Telescope Simulator
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The MTS, MIRI Telescope Simulator, is developed by INTA as the Spanish contribution of MIRI (Mid InfraRed Instrument) on board JWST (James Web Space Telescope). The MTS is considered as optical equipment which is part of Optical Ground Support Equipment for the AIV/Calibration phase of the instrument at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK. It is an optical simulator of the JWST Telescope, which will provide a diffractionlimited test beam, including the obscuration and mask pattern, in all the MIRI FOV and in all defocusing range. The MTS will have to stand an environment similar to the flight conditions (35K) but using a smaller set-up, typically at lab scales. The MTS will be used to verify MIRI instrument-level tests, based on checking the implementation/realisation of the interfaces and performances, as well as the instrument properties not subject to interface control such as overall transmission of various modes of operation. This paper includes a functional description and a summary of the development status.
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T. Belenguer, M. A. Alcacera, A. Aricha, A. Balado, J. Barandiarán, A. Bernardo, M. R. Canchal, M. Colombo, E. Diaz, V. Eiriz, I. Figueroa, G. García, A. Giménez, L. González, F. Herrada, A. Jiménez, R. López, M. Menéndez, M. Reina, J. A. Rodríguez, and A. Sánchez "MIRI Telescope Simulator", Proc. SPIE 7010, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2008: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter, 701039 (12 July 2008); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.788750
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