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Development of a focal plane module for JWST/MIRI
Author(s): Kalyani G. Sukhatme; Michael P. Thelen; Hyung Cho; Michael E. Ressler
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Paper Abstract

We present the development of a Focal Plane Module (FPM) for the Mid-Infrared Instrument on JWST. MIRI will include three FPMs, two for the spectrometer channels and one for the imager channel. The FPMs are designed to support the detectors at an operating temperature of 6.7 K with high temperature stability and precision alignment while being capable of surviving the launch environment. The flight units will be built and will undergo a rigorous test program in the first half of 2008. This paper includes a description of the full test program and will present the results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 July 2008
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7021, High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy III, 70210N (22 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.789726
Show Author Affiliations
Kalyani G. Sukhatme, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Michael P. Thelen, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Hyung Cho, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Michael E. Ressler, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7021:
High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy III
David A. Dorn; Andrew D. Holland, Editor(s)

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