29 July 2016 Cryo-vacuum testing of the JWST Integrated Science Instrument Module
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In late 2015/early 2016, a major cryo-vacuum test was carried out for the Integrated Science Instrument Module (ISIM) of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). This test comprised the final cryo-certification and calibration test of the ISIM, after its ambient environmental test program (vibration, acoustics, EMI/EMC), and before its delivery for integration with the rest of the JWST observatory. Over the 108-day period of the round-the-clock test program, the full complement of ISIM flight instruments, structure, harness radiator, and electronics were put through a comprehensive program of thermal, optical, electrical, and operational tests. The test verified the health and excellent performance of the instruments and ISIM systems, proving the ISIM element’s readiness for integration with the telescope. We report here on the context, goals, setup, execution, and key results for this critical JWST milestone.
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Randy A. Kimble, Randy A. Kimble, M. Begoña Vila, M. Begoña Vila, Julie M. Van Campen, Julie M. Van Campen, Stephan M. Birkmann, Stephan M. Birkmann, Brian J. Comber, Brian J. Comber, Curtis C. Fatig, Curtis C. Fatig, Alistair C. H. Glasse, Alistair C. H. Glasse, Stuart D. Glazer, Stuart D. Glazer, Douglas M. Kelly, Douglas M. Kelly, Steven D. Mann, Steven D. Mann, André R. Martel, André R. Martel, Kevin J. Novo-Gradac, Kevin J. Novo-Gradac, Ray G. Ohl, Ray G. Ohl, Konstantin I. Penanen, Konstantin I. Penanen, Scott O. Rohrbach, Scott O. Rohrbach, Joseph F. Sullivan, Joseph F. Sullivan, Dean Zak, Dean Zak, Julia Zhou, Julia Zhou, } "Cryo-vacuum testing of the JWST Integrated Science Instrument Module", Proc. SPIE 9904, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 990408 (29 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2231554; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2231554
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