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Herschel-SPIRE: design, ground test results, and predicted performance
Author(s): Matt Griffin; Bruce Swinyard; Laurent Vigroux; Alain Abergel; Peter Ade; Philippe André; Jean-Paul Baluteau; James Bock; Alberto Franceschini; Walter Gear; Jason Glenn; Maohai Huang; Douglas Griffin; Ken King; Emmanuel Lellouch; David Naylor; Seb Oliver; Göran Olofsson; Ismael Perez-Fournon; Mat Page; Michael Rowan-Robinson; Paolo Saraceno; Eric Sawyer; Gillian Wright; Annie Zavagno; Asier Abreu; George Bendo; Alan Dowell; Darren Dowell; Marc Ferlet; Trevor Fulton; Peter Hargrave; Glenn Laurent; Sarah Leeks; Tanya Lim; Nanyao Lu; Hien Nguyen; Alan Pearce; Edward Polehampton; Davide Rizzo; Bernhard Schulz; Sunil Sidher; Dave Smith; Locke Spencer; Ivan Valtchanov; Adam Woodcraft; Kevin Xu; Lijun Zhang
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Paper Abstract

SPIRE, the Spectral and Photometric Imaging Receiver, is a submillimetre camera and spectrometer for Herschel. It comprises a three-band camera operating at 250, 350 and 500 µm, and an imaging Fourier Transform Spectrometer covering 194-672 μm. The photometer field of view is 4x8 arcmin., viewed simultaneously in the three bands. The FTS has an approximately circular field of view of 2.6 arcmin. diameter and spectral resolution adjustable between 0.04 and 2 cm-1 ( λ/▵λ=20-1000 at 250 μm). Following successful testing in a dedicated facility designed to simulate the in-flight operational conditions, SPIRE has been integrated in the Herschel spacecraft and is now undergoing system-level testing prior to launch. The main design features of SPIRE are reviewed, the key results of instrument testing are outlined, and a summary of the predicted in-flight performance is given.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 July 2008
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7010, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2008: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter, 701006 (12 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.788312
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Matt Griffin, School of Physics and Astronomy, Cardiff Univ. (United Kingdom)
Bruce Swinyard, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Laurent Vigroux, Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris (France)
Alain Abergel, Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale (France)
Peter Ade, School of Physics and Astronomy, Cardiff Univ. (United Kingdom)
Philippe André, Service d'Astrophysique, CEA (France)
Jean-Paul Baluteau, Observatoire de Marseille (France)
James Bock, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Alberto Franceschini, Univ. di Padova (Italy)
Walter Gear, School of Physics and Astronomy, Cardiff Univ. (United Kingdom)
Jason Glenn, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder (United States)
Maohai Huang, National Astronomical Observatories of China (China)
Douglas Griffin, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Ken King, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Emmanuel Lellouch, Observatoire de Paris (France)
David Naylor, Univ. of Lethbridge (Canada)
Seb Oliver, Univ. of Sussex (United Kingdom)
Göran Olofsson, Stockholm Observatory (Sweden)
Ismael Perez-Fournon, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
Mat Page, Mullard Space Science Lab. (United Kingdom)
Michael Rowan-Robinson, Imperial College, Univ. of London (United Kingdom)
Paolo Saraceno, Istituto di Fisica dello Spazio Interplanetario (Italy)
Eric Sawyer, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Gillian Wright, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
Annie Zavagno, Observatoire de Marseille (France)
Asier Abreu, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
George Bendo, Imperial College, Univ. of London (United Kingdom)
Alan Dowell, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Darren Dowell, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Marc Ferlet, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Trevor Fulton, Blue Sky Spectroscopy (Canada)
Peter Hargrave, School of Physics and Astronomy, Cardiff Univ. (United Kingdom)
Glenn Laurent, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder (United States)
Sarah Leeks, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Infrared Processing and Analysis Ctr. (United States)
Tanya Lim, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Nanyao Lu, Infrared Processing and Analysis Ctr. (United States)
Hien Nguyen, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Alan Pearce, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Edward Polehampton, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Univ. of Lethbridge (Canada)
Davide Rizzo, Imperial College, Univ. of London (United Kingdom)
Bernhard Schulz, Infrared Processing and Analysis Ctr. (United States)
Sunil Sidher, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Dave Smith, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Locke Spencer, Univ. of Lethbridge (Canada)
Ivan Valtchanov, ESA Herschel Science Ctr., ESAC (Spain)
Adam Woodcraft, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
Kevin Xu, Infrared Processing and Analysis Ctr. (United States)
Lijun Zhang, Infrared Processing and Analysis Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7010:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2008: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter
Jacobus M. Oschmann; Mattheus W. M. de Graauw; Howard A. MacEwen, Editor(s)

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