12 July 2008 First results from MIRI verification model testing
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The Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI) is one of the three scientific instruments to fly on the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), which is due for launch in 2013. MIRI contains two sub-instruments, an imager, which has low resolution spectroscopy and coronagraphic capabilities in addition to imaging, and a medium resolution IFU spectrometer. A verification model of MIRI was assembled in 2007 and a cold test campaign was conducted between November 2007 and February 2008. This model was the first scientifically representative model, allowing a first assessment to be made of the performance. This paper describes the test facility and testing done. It also reports on the first results from this test campaign.
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Tanya Lim, Tanya Lim, Jose Lorenzo Alvarez, Jose Lorenzo Alvarez, Eva Bauwens, Eva Bauwens, Alejandro Garcia Bedregal, Alejandro Garcia Bedregal, Joris Blommaert, Joris Blommaert, Helmut Dannerbauer, Helmut Dannerbauer, Paul Eccleston, Paul Eccleston, Marc Ferlet, Marc Ferlet, Sebastian Fischer, Sebastian Fischer, Macarena Garcia-Marin, Macarena Garcia-Marin, Alistair Glasse, Alistair Glasse, Adrian Michael Glauser, Adrian Michael Glauser, Karl Gordon, Karl Gordon, Tom Greene, Tom Greene, Tim Grundy, Tim Grundy, Martin Hennemann, Martin Hennemann, Ulrich Klaas, Ulrich Klaas, Alvaro Labiano, Alvaro Labiano, Fred Lahuis, Fred Lahuis, Juan Rafael Martínez-Galarza, Juan Rafael Martínez-Galarza, Bruno Merin Martin, Bruno Merin Martin, Jane Morrison, Jane Morrison, Theodoros Nakos, Theodoros Nakos, Brian O'Sullivan, Brian O'Sullivan, Bart Pindor, Bart Pindor, Michael Ressler, Michael Ressler, Bryan Shaughnessy, Bryan Shaughnessy, Bart Vandenbussche, Bart Vandenbussche, Martyn Wells, Martyn Wells, Gillian Wright, Gillian Wright, Jens Zuther, Jens Zuther, } "First results from MIRI verification model testing", Proc. SPIE 7010, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2008: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter, 70103A (12 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.789460; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.789460
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