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JWST fine guidance sensor: guiding performance analysis
Author(s): N. Rowlands; M. B. Vila; C. Evans; D. Aldridge; D.-L. Desaulniers; J. B. Hutchings; J. Dupuis
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Paper Abstract

The Engineering Test Unit (ETU) of the Fine Guidance Sensor (FGS) for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is currently in fabrication. Extensive modeling of the key FGS-Guider performance parameters has been used throughout the design process and continues to be used to evaluate the expected performance of the as-built instrument. A key parameter of interest is the expected Noise Equivalent Angle (NEA) provided by the FGS. The NEA will, in part, determine the ultimate image quality of the JWST Observatory. In this paper we use updated estimates of the End-oflife impact of contamination to present the current expected NEA performance of the FGS flight model. As component test data becomes available this data will be used as input to the FGS NEA performance model to assess the expected performance of the instrument.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 July 2008
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7010, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2008: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter, 701036 (12 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.790267
Show Author Affiliations
N. Rowlands, COM DEV, Ltd. (Canada)
M. B. Vila, COM DEV, Ltd. (Canada)
C. Evans, COM DEV, Ltd. (Canada)
D. Aldridge, COM DEV, Ltd. (Canada)
D.-L. Desaulniers, COM DEV, Ltd. (Canada)
J. B. Hutchings, Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics (Canada)
J. Dupuis, Canadian Space Agency (Canada)


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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