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In-orbit performance of the Herschel/SPIRE imaging Fourier transform spectrometer: lessons learned

Naylor, David A. and Baluteau, Jean-Paul and Bendo, George J. and Benielli, Dominique and Fulton, Trevor and Gom, Brad G. and Griffin, Matthew J. and Hopwood, Rosalind and Imhof, Peter and Lim, Tanya L. and Lu, Nanyao and Makiwa, Gibion and Marchili, Nicola and Orton, Glen S. and Papgeorgiou, Andreas and Pearson, Chris and Polehampton, Edward T. and Schulz, Bernhard and Spencer, Locke D. and Swinyard, Bruce M. and Valtchanov, Ivan and van der Wiel, Matthijs and Veenendaal, Ian T. and Wu, Ronin (2014) In-orbit performance of the Herschel/SPIRE imaging Fourier transform spectrometer: lessons learned. In: Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave. Proceedings of SPIE. No.9143. SPIE , Bellingham, Washington, Art. No. 91432D. ISBN 978-0-8194-9611-9.

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The Spectral and Photometric Imaging Receiver (SPIRE) is one of three scientific instruments on board the European Space Agency's Herschel Space Observatory which ended its operational phase on 29 April 2013. The low to medium resolution spectroscopic capability of SPIRE is provided by an imaging Fourier transform spectrometer (iFTS) of the Mach-Zehnder configuration. With their high throughput, broad spectral coverage, and variable resolution, coupled with their well-defined instrumental line shape and intrinsic wavelength and intensity calibration, iFTS are becoming increasingly common in far-infrared space astronomy missions. The performance of the SPIRE imaging spectrometer will be reviewed and example results presented. The lessons learned from the measured performance of the spectrometer as they apply to future missions will be discussed.

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Additional Information:© 2014 SPIE. August 2, 2014. SPIRE has been developed by a consortium of institutes led by Cardiff Univ. (UK) and including Univ. Lethbridge (Canada); NAOC (China); CEA, LAM (France); IFSI, Univ. Padua (Italy); IAC (Spain); Stockholm Observatory (Sweden); Imperial College London, RAL, UCL-MSSL, UKATC, Univ. Sussex (UK); Caltech, JPL, NHSC, Univ. Colorado (USA). This development has been supported by national funding agencies: CSA (Canada); NAOC (China); CEA, CNES, CNRS (France); ASI (Italy); MCINN (Spain); SNSB (Sweden); STFC (UK); and NASA (USA). DAN and LDS acknowledge support from CFI and NSERC. The authors thank Tanner Heggie, Courteney Hamilton, Adam Lefaivre, and Jeremy Scott for their assistance in the analysis.
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Subject Keywords:Herschel; SPIRE; imaging Fourier transform spectrometer; performance
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Official Citation:David A. Naylor ; Jean-Paul Baluteau ; George J. Bendo ; Dominique Benielli ; Trevor R. Fulton, et al. "In-orbit performance of the Herschel/SPIRE imaging Fourier transform spectrometer: lessons learned", Proc. SPIE 9143, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 91432D (August 2, 2014); doi:10.1117/12.2054989
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