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SHIFTS: simulator for the Herschel imaging Fourier transform spectrometer
Author(s): John V. Lindner; David A. Naylor; Bruce M. Swinyard
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Paper Abstract

The Spectral and Photometric Imaging Receiver (SPIRE) is one of three scientific instruments on the European Space Agency's (ESA) Herschel Space Observatory (HSO). The medium resolution spectroscopic capabilities of SPIRE are provided by an imaging Fourier transform spectrometer (IFTS). A software simulator of the SPIRE IFTS was written to create realistic data products, making use of available qualification and test data. A graphical user interface (GUI) provides fast and flexible access to the simulation engine. We present the design and integration of the simulator, as well as results from the simulator predicting the instrument performance under varying operational conditions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 June 2006
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6265, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation I: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter, 62652Y (15 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.670379
Show Author Affiliations
John V. Lindner, Univ. of Lethbridge (Canada)
David A. Naylor, Univ. of Lethbridge (Canada)
Bruce M. Swinyard, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)


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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