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NIRCam thermal subsystem
Author(s): Liz Osborne
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Paper Abstract

The Near Infrared Camera (NIRCam) instrument for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is one of the four science instruments to be installed into the Integrated Science Instrument Module (ISIM) on JWST. NIRCam's requirements include operation at 37 Kelvin to produce high resolution images in two wave bands encompassing the range from 0.6 microns to 5 microns. In addition, NIRCam is to be used as a metrology instrument during the JWST observatory commissioning on orbit, during the precise alignment of the observatory's multiple-segment primary mirror. This paper will provide an update to the NIRCam Thermal subsystem design for stable operation at 37 Kelvin.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 September 2007
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6692, Cryogenic Optical Systems and Instruments XII, 66920J (12 September 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.742097
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Liz Osborne, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6692:
Cryogenic Optical Systems and Instruments XII
James B. Heaney; Lawrence G. Burriesci, Editor(s)

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