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PISCES: an integral field spectrograph technology demonstration for the WFIRST coronagraph
Author(s): 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
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Paper Abstract

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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 July 2016
PDF: 18 pages
Proc. SPIE 9904, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 99041A (29 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2231671
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Michael W. McElwain, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Avi M. Mandell, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Qian Gong, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Jorge Llop-Sayson, The Catholic Univ. of America (United States)
Timothy Brandt, Institute for Advanced Study (United States)
Victor J. Chambers, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Bryan Grammer, Design Interface, Inc. (United States)
Bradford Greeley, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
George Hilton, Newton Engineering (United States)
Marshall D. Perrin, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Karl R. Stapelfeldt, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Richard Demers, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Hong Tang, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Eric Cady, Jet Propulsion Lab (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9904:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
Howard A. MacEwen; Giovanni G. Fazio; Makenzie Lystrup; Natalie Batalha; Nicholas Siegler; Edward C. Tong, Editor(s)

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