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Simulation of the performance of ESA's Herschel/SPIRE imaging Fourier transform spectrometer
Author(s): John V. Lindner; David A. Naylor; Bruce Miles Swinyard
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Paper Abstract

The Spectral and Photometric Imaging Receiver (SPIRE) is one of three scientific instruments on ESA's Herschel mission. The spectroscopic capabilities of SPIRE are provided by an imaging Fourier transform spectrometer (IFTS). A software simulator of the IFTS has been constructed to predict the instrument performance under operational conditions. We describe in detail the design and integration of the simulator. Examples of simulated data of astronomical targets are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 October 2004
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5487, Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Space Telescopes, (12 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.551841
Show Author Affiliations
John V. Lindner, Univ. of Lethbridge (Canada)
David A. Naylor, Univ. of Lethbridge (Canada)
Bruce Miles Swinyard, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5487:
Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Space Telescopes
John C. Mather, Editor(s)

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