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First results from Herschel-SPIRE performance tests

Lim, Tanya and Swinyard, Bruce and Aramburu, Asier and Bock, James and Ferlet, Marc and Griffin, Douglas and Griffin, Matthew and Hargrave, Peter C. and King, Kenneth and Leeks, Sarah and Naylor, David and Ronayette, Samuel and Sawyer, Eric and Schulz, Bernhard and Sidher, Sunil and Spencer, Locke and Smith, David and Woodcraft, Adam (2004) First results from Herschel-SPIRE performance tests. In: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Space Telescopes. Proceedings of SPIE. No.5487. Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers , Bellingham, WA, pp. 460-468. ISBN 9780819454195.

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The Spectral and Photometric Imaging REceiver (SPIRE) is one of the three scientific instruments on the European Space Agency's Herschel mission. At the start of 2004 the Cryogenic Qualification Model (CQM) of SPIRE was tested with the aim of verifying the instrument system design and evaluating key performance parameters. We present a description of the test facility, an overview of the instrument tests carried out on the CQM, and the first results from the analysis of the test data. Instrument optical efficiency and detector noise levels are close to the values expected from unit-level tests, and the SPIRE instrument system works well, with no degradation in performance from stray light, electromagnetic interference or microphonically induced noise. Some anomalies and imperfections in the instrument performance, test set-up, and test procedures have been identified and will be addressed in the next test campaign.

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Additional Information:© 2004 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers.
Group:Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC)
Subject Keywords:Herschel, Far Infrared, Submillimetre, Bolometer, Instrumentation
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Issue or Number:5487
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Official Citation:Tanya L. Lim, Bruce Miles Swinyard, Asier A. Aramburu, James J. Bock, Marc Ferlet, Douglas Griffin, Matthew J. Griffin, Peter Hargrave, Kenneth King, Sarah Leeks, David A. Naylor, Samuel D. Ronayette, Eric Sawyer, Bernhard Schulz, Sunil Sidher, Locke D. Spencer, David Smith, Adam L. Woodcraft, "First results from Herschel-SPIRE performance tests," Proc. SPIE 5487, Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Space Telescopes, (12 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.551684
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