29 July 2016 PISCES: an integral field spectrograph technology demonstration for the WFIRST coronagraph
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We present the design, integration, and test of the Prototype Imaging Spectrograph for Coronagraphic Exoplanet Studies (PISCES) integral field spectrograph (IFS). The PISCES design meets the science requirements for the Wide-Field InfraRed Survey Telescope (WFIRST) Coronagraph Instrument (CGI). PISCES was integrated and tested in the integral field spectroscopy laboratory at NASA Goddard. In June 2016, PISCES was delivered to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) where it was integrated with the Shaped Pupil Coronagraph (SPC) High Contrast Imaging Testbed (HCIT). The SPC/PISCES configuration will demonstrate high contrast integral field spectroscopy as part of the WFIRST CGI technology development program.
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Michael W. McElwain, Avi M. Mandell, Qian Gong, Jorge Llop-Sayson, Timothy Brandt, Victor J. Chambers, Bryan Grammer, Bradford Greeley, George Hilton, Marshall D. Perrin, Karl R. Stapelfeldt, Richard Demers, Hong Tang, Eric Cady, "PISCES: an integral field spectrograph technology demonstration for the WFIRST coronagraph", Proc. SPIE 9904, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 99041A (29 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2231671; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2231671
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