Herschel-SPIRE: Design, ground test results, and predicted performance.

Griffin, Matt, Swinyard, Bruce, Vigroux, Laurent, Abergel, Alain, Ade, Peter, Andre, Philippe, Baluteau, Jean-Paul, Bock, James, Franceschini, Alberto, Gear, Walter, Glenn, Jason, Huang, Maohai, Griffin, Douglas, King, Ken, Lellouch, Emmanuel, Naylor, David, Oliver, Seb, Olofsson, Göran, Perez-Fournon, Ismael, Page, Mat, Rowan-Robinson, Michael, Saraceno, Paolo, Sawyer, Eric, Wright, Gillian, Zavagno, Annie, Abreu, Asier, Bendo, George, Dowell, Alan, Dowell, Darren, Ferlet, Marc, Fulton, Trevor, Hargrave, Peter, Laurent, Glenn, Leeks, Sarah, Lim, Tanya, Lu, Nanyao, Nguyen, Hien, Pearce, Alan, Polehampton, Edward, Rizzo, Davide, Schulz, Bernhard, Sidher, Sunil, Smith, Dave, Locke, Spencer, Valtchanov, Ivan, Woodcraft, Adam, Xu, Kevin and Zhang, Lijun (2008) Herschel-SPIRE: Design, ground test results, and predicted performance. In: Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2008: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter, Marseille; 23 June 2008 through 28 June 2008; Code 76173.

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Abstract

SPIRE, the Spectral and Photometric Imaging Receiver, is a submillimetre camera and spectrometer for Herschel. It comprises a three-band camera operating at 250, 350 and 500 µm, and an imaging Fourier Transform Spectrometer covering 194-672 µm. The photometer field of view is 4×8 arcmin., viewed simultaneously in the three bands. The FTS has an approximately circular field of view of 2.6 arcmin. diameter and spectral resolution adjustable between 0.04 and 2 cm¿1 (¿/¿¿. =20-1000 at 250 µm). Following successful testing in a dedicated facility designed to simulate the in-flight operational conditions, SPIRE has been integrated in the Herschel spacecraft and is now undergoing system-level testing prior to launch. The main design features of SPIRE are reviewed, the key results of instrument testing are outlined, and a summary of the predicted in-flight performance is given.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Source: Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Schools and Departments: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 18:27
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2012 17:00
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/16442
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