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Herschel-SPIRE: design, ground test results, and predicted performance

[+] Author Affiliations
Matt Griffin, Peter Ade, Walter Gear, Peter Hargrave

School of Physics and Astronomy, Cardiff Univ. (United Kingdom)

Bruce Swinyard, Douglas Griffin, Ken King, Eric Sawyer, Asier Abreu, Alan Dowell, Marc Ferlet, Tanya Lim, Alan Pearce, Sunil Sidher, Dave Smith

Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)

Laurent Vigroux

Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris (France)

Alain Abergel

Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale (France)

Philippe André

Service d'Astrophysique, CEA (France)

Jean-Paul Baluteau, Annie Zavagno

Observatoire de Marseille (France)

James Bock, Darren Dowell, Hien Nguyen

Jet Propulsion Lab. (USA)

Alberto Franceschini

Univ. di Padova (Italy)

Jason Glenn, Glenn Laurent

Univ. of Colorado, Boulder (USA)

Maohai Huang

National Astronomical Observatories of China (China)

Emmanuel Lellouch

Observatoire de Paris (France)

David Naylor, Locke Spencer

Univ. of Lethbridge (Canada)

Seb Oliver

Univ. of Sussex (United Kingdom)

Göran Olofsson

Stockholm Observatory (Sweden)

Ismael Perez-Fournon

Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)

Mat Page

Mullard Space Science Lab. (United Kingdom)

Michael Rowan-Robinson, George Bendo, Davide Rizzo

Imperial College, Univ. of London (United Kingdom)

Paolo Saraceno

Istituto di Fisica dello Spazio Interplanetario (Italy)

Gillian Wright, Adam Woodcraft

UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)

Trevor Fulton

Blue Sky Spectroscopy (Canada)

Sarah Leeks

Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom) and Infrared Processing and Analysis Ctr. (USA)

Nanyao Lu, Bernhard Schulz, Kevin Xu, Lijun Zhang

Infrared Processing and Analysis Ctr. (USA)

Edward Polehampton

Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom) and Univ. of Lethbridge (Canada)

Ivan Valtchanov

ESA Herschel Science Ctr., ESAC (Spain)

Proc. SPIE 7010, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2008: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter, 701006 (July 12, 2008); doi:10.1117/12.788312
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  • Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2008: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter
  • Jacobus M. Oschmann, Jr.; Mattheus W. M. de Graauw; Howard A. MacEwen
  • Marseille, France | June 23, 2008

abstract

SPIRE, the Spectral and Photometric Imaging Receiver, is a submillimetre camera and spectrometer for Herschel. It comprises a three-band camera operating at 250, 350 and 500 µm, and an imaging Fourier Transform Spectrometer covering 194-672 μm. The photometer field of view is 4x8 arcmin., viewed simultaneously in the three bands. The FTS has an approximately circular field of view of 2.6 arcmin. diameter and spectral resolution adjustable between 0.04 and 2 cm-1 ( λ/▵λ=20-1000 at 250 μm). Following successful testing in a dedicated facility designed to simulate the in-flight operational conditions, SPIRE has been integrated in the Herschel spacecraft and is now undergoing system-level testing prior to launch. The main design features of SPIRE are reviewed, the key results of instrument testing are outlined, and a summary of the predicted in-flight performance is given.

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Citation

Matt Griffin ; Bruce Swinyard ; Laurent Vigroux ; Alain Abergel ; Peter Ade, et al.
"Herschel-SPIRE: design, ground test results, and predicted performance", Proc. SPIE 7010, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2008: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter, 701006 (July 12, 2008); doi:10.1117/12.788312; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.788312


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