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In-orbit performance of the Herschel/SPIRE imaging Fourier transform spectrometer: lessons learned

[+] Author Affiliations
David A. Naylor, Trevor R. Fulton, Brad G. Gom, Peter Imhof, Gibion Makiwa, Edward T. Polehampton, Locke D. Spencer, Matthijs H. D. van der Wiel, Ian T. Veenendaal

Univ. of Lethbridge (Canada)

Jean-Paul Baluteau, Dominique Benielli

Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille (France)

George J. Bendo

The Univ. of Manchester (United Kingdom)

Matthew J. Griffin, Andreas Papageorgiou

Cardiff Univ. (United Kingdom)

Rosalind Hopwood

Imperial College London (United Kingdom)

Tanya L. Lim, Chris Pearson

Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)

Nanyao Lu, Bernhard Schulz

NASA Herschel Science Ctr., California Institute of Technology (United States)

Nicola Marchili

Univ. degli Studi di Padova (Italy)

Glenn S. Orton

Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)

Bruce M. Swinyard

Univ. College London (United Kingdom)

Ivan Valtchanov

European Space Astronomy Ctr. (Spain)

Ronin Wu

CEA Saclay (France)

Proc. SPIE 9143, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 91432D (August 2, 2014); doi:10.1117/12.2054989
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  • Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
  • Jacobus M. Oschmann; Mark Clampin; Giovanni G. Fazio; Howard A. MacEwen
  • Montréal, Quebec, Canada | June 22, 2014

abstract

The Spectral and Photometric Imaging Receiver (SPIRE) is one of three scientific instruments on board the European Space Agency's Herschel Space Observatory which ended its operational phase on 29 April 2013. The low to medium resolution spectroscopic capability of SPIRE is provided by an imaging Fourier transform spectrometer (iFTS) of the Mach-Zehnder configuration. With their high throughput, broad spectral coverage, and variable resolution, coupled with their well-defined instrumental line shape and intrinsic wavelength and intensity calibration, iFTS are becoming increasingly common in far-infrared space astronomy missions. The performance of the SPIRE imaging spectrometer will be reviewed and example results presented. The lessons learned from the measured performance of the spectrometer as they apply to future missions will be discussed. © (2014) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
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David A. Naylor ; Jean-Paul Baluteau ; George J. Bendo ; Dominique Benielli ; Trevor R. Fulton, et al.
" In-orbit performance of the Herschel/SPIRE imaging Fourier transform spectrometer: lessons learned ", Proc. SPIE 9143, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 91432D (August 2, 2014); doi:10.1117/12.2054989; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2054989


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