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ACCESS: thermal mechanical design and performance
Author(s): Mary Elizabeth Kaiser; Matthew J. Morris; Jason Hansen; Scott Jensen; Stephan R. McCandliss; Bernard J. Rauscher; Randy A. Kimble; Jeffrey W. Kruk; Russell Pelton; D. Brent Mott; Yiting Wen; Jonathan P. Gardner; Dominic J. Benford; Bruce E. Woodgate; Edward L. Wright; Paul D. Feldman; H. Warren Moos; Adam G. Riess; Ralph Bohlin; Susana E. Deustua; W. V. Dixon; David J. Sahnow; Robert Kurucz; Michael Lampton; Saul Perlmutter
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Paper Abstract

Establishing improved spectrophotometric standards is important for a broad range of missions and is relevant to many astrophysical problems. ACCESS, “Absolute Color Calibration Experiment for Standard Stars”, is a series of rocket-borne sub-orbital missions and ground-based experiments designed to enable improvements in the precision of the astrophysical flux scale through the transfer of absolute laboratory detector standards from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to a network of stellar standards with a calibration accuracy of 1% and a spectral resolving power of 500 across the 0.35−1.7μm bandpass. Achieving a calibration accuracy of 1% not only requires an accurate calibration transfer from the detector standards to the instrument, but it also requires characterization and stability of the detector as well as a thermal background that contributes less than 1% to the flux per resolution element in the near-infrared (1.7μm) spectral region of the ACCESS bandpass. This paper describes the thermal mechanical design for achieving a low thermal background across the ACCESS spectral bandpass.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 September 2013
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 8860, UV/Optical/IR Space Telescopes and Instruments: Innovative Technologies and Concepts VI, 88600Y (26 September 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2024571
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Mary Elizabeth Kaiser, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Matthew J. Morris, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Jason Hansen, Space Dynamics Lab. (United States)
Scott Jensen, Space Dynamics Lab. (United States)
Utah State Univ. (United States)
Stephan R. McCandliss, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Bernard J. Rauscher, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Randy A. Kimble, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Jeffrey W. Kruk, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Russell Pelton, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
D. Brent Mott, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Yiting Wen, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Jonathan P. Gardner, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Dominic J. Benford, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Bruce E. Woodgate, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Edward L. Wright, Univ. of California, Los Angeles (United States)
Paul D. Feldman, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
H. Warren Moos, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Adam G. Riess, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Space Telescopt Science Institute (United States)
Ralph Bohlin, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Susana E. Deustua, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
W. V. Dixon, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
David J. Sahnow, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Robert Kurucz, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Michael Lampton, Space Sciences Lab. (United States)
Saul Perlmutter, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8860:
UV/Optical/IR Space Telescopes and Instruments: Innovative Technologies and Concepts VI
Howard A. MacEwen; James B. Breckinridge, Editor(s)

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