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Detectors for the James Webb Space Telescope near infrared spectrograph (NIRSpec)
Author(s): Bernard J. Rauscher; Torsten Böker; Craig Cabelli; Guido De Marchi; Pierre Ferruit; James Garnett; Robert J. Hill; Markus Loose; Michael W. Regan; Augustyn Waczynski; Yiting Wen; Selmer Wong; Majid Zandian; David Alexander; Clifford K. Brambora; Rebecca Derro; Carol Dunn; Timothy Ellis; Matthew B. Garrison; Bryan Howe; Peter Jakobsen; Thomas E. Johnson; Miriam Jurado; Ginn Lee; Sridhar S. Manthripragada; James M. Marsh; Cheryl Marshall; Robert J. Martineau; Brent Mott; John Nieznanski; Wayne D. Roher; Kamdin B. Shakoorzadeh; Miles T. Smith; Paolo Strada; Peter Wallis; Wei Xia-Serafino; James York
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Paper Abstract

The Near Infrared Spectrograph (NIRSpec) will be the James Webb Space Telescope's (JWST's) primary near-infrared spectrograph. NIRSpec is a multi-object spectrograph with fixed-slit and integral field modes. EADS/Astrium is building NIRSpec for the European Space Agency (ESA), with NASA is providing the detector subsystem and programmable multi-aperture mask. In this paper, we summarize recent progress on the detector subsystem including tests demonstrating that JWST's Rockwell HAWAII-2RG sensor chip assemblies have achieved Technology Readiness Level 6 (TRL-6). Achieving TRL-6 is an important milestone because TRL-6 is required for flight.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 June 2006
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6265, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation I: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter, 626538 (15 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.668489
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Bernard J. Rauscher, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Torsten Böker, ESTEC (Netherlands)
Craig Cabelli, Rockwell Scientific (United States)
Guido De Marchi, ESTEC (Netherlands)
Pierre Ferruit, CRAL-Observatoire de Lyon (France)
James Garnett, Rockwell Scientific (United States)
Robert J. Hill, Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (United States)
Markus Loose, Rockwell Scientific (United States)
Michael W. Regan, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Augustyn Waczynski, Global Science and Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Yiting Wen, Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (United States)
Selmer Wong, Rockwell Scientific (United States)
Majid Zandian, Rockwell Scientific (United States)
David Alexander, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Clifford K. Brambora, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Rebecca Derro, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Carol Dunn, ITT (United States)
Timothy Ellis, ITT (United States)
Matthew B. Garrison, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Bryan Howe, ITT (United States)
Peter Jakobsen, ESTEC (Netherlands)
Thomas E. Johnson, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Miriam Jurado, ITT (United States)
Ginn Lee, ITT (United States)
Sridhar S. Manthripragada, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
James M. Marsh, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Cheryl Marshall, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Robert J. Martineau, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Brent Mott, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
John Nieznanski, ITT (United States)
Wayne D. Roher, Northrop Grumman Technical Services (United States)
Kamdin B. Shakoorzadeh, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Miles T. Smith, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Paolo Strada, ESTEC (Netherlands)
Peter Wallis, ITT (United States)
Wei Xia-Serafino, Global Science and Technologies, Inc. (United States)
James York, ITT (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6265:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation I: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter
John C. Mather; Howard A. MacEwen; Mattheus W. M. de Graauw, Editor(s)

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