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Conceptual design for the mid-infrared medium-resolution Echelle spectrometer (MIRMES) on the SPICA Mission
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Paper Abstract

The Mid-Infrared Medium-Resolution Eschelle Spectrometer (MIRMES) is one of the focal-plane instrument onboard SPICA mission proposed in the pre-project phase. It is designed for measuring the strengths and the profiles of lines and bands emitted from various phases of materials including ionized gas, gas-phase molecules, solid-phase molecules and dust particles in the wavelengths from 10 to 40μm. The MIRMES provides a medium resolution (R=700-1500) spectroscopic capability in the mid-infrared spectral range (10-36μm) with integrated field units of a field-of-view of about 12"×6" for shorter wavelength range (10-20μm) and 12"×12".5 for longer wavelength range (20-36μm). The science targets of the MIRMES and the results of the concept study on its optical design and the expected performance are described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 August 2010
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7731, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 77310Q (5 August 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.856858
Show Author Affiliations
Itsuki Sakon, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Yuji Ikeda, Photocoding (Japan)
Kyoto-Sangyo Univ. (Japan)
Naofumi Fujishiro, Cybernet Systems Co. Ltd. (Japan)
Hirokazu Kataza, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Yoko Okada, Univ. zu Köln (Germany)
Takashi Onaka, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7731:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
Jacobus M. Oschmann Jr.; Mark C. Clampin; Howard A. MacEwen, Editor(s)

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