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A report on the laboratory performance of the spectroscopic detector arrays for SPIRE/HSO
Author(s): Hien T. Nguyen; James J. Bock; Peter Ringold; John Battle; Steven C. Elliott; Anthony D. Turner; Mark Weilert; Viktor V. Hristov; Bernhard Schulz; Ken Ganga; L. Zhang; Jeffrey W. Beeman; Peter A. R. Ade; Peter C. Hargrave
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Paper Abstract

We report the performance of the flight bolometer arrays for the Spectral and Photometric Imaging REceiver (SPIRE) instrument to be on board of the Herschel Space Observatory (HSO). We describe the test setup for the flight Bolometric Detector Assembly (BDA) that allows the characterization of its performance, both dark and optical, in one instrument's cool down. We summarize the laboratory procedure to measure the basic bolometer parameters, optical response time, optical efficiency of bolometer and feedhorn, dark and optical noise, and the overall thermal conductance of the BDA unit. Finally, we present the test results obtained from the two flight units, Spectroscopic Long Wavelength (SLW) and Spectroscopic Short Wavelength (SSW).

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 October 2004
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5498, Millimeter and Submillimeter Detectors for Astronomy II, (8 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.548974
Show Author Affiliations
Hien T. Nguyen, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
James J. Bock, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Peter Ringold, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
John Battle, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Steven C. Elliott, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Anthony D. Turner, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Mark Weilert, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Viktor V. Hristov, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Bernhard Schulz, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Ken Ganga, California Institute of Technology (United States)
L. Zhang, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Jeffrey W. Beeman, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (United States)
Peter A. R. Ade, Cardiff Univ. (United Kingdom)
Peter C. Hargrave, Cardiff Univ. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5498:
Millimeter and Submillimeter Detectors for Astronomy II
Jonas Zmuidzinas; Wayne S. Holland; Stafford Withington, Editor(s)

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