Development of a focal plane module for JWST/MIRI
Publication date: 22 Jul 2008
Authors: Sukhatme, K.G. et al.
Journal: Proceedings of SPIE
Copyright: SPIEIn "High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy III", edited by David A. Dorn, Andrew D. Holland, Proc. of SPIE Vol. 7021, 70210N, (2008), doi: 10.1117/12.789726
We present the development of a Focal Plane Module (FPM) for the Mid-Infrared Instrument on JWST. MIRI will include three FPMs, two for the spectrometer channels and one for the imager channel. The FPMs are designed to support the detectors at an operating temperature of 6.7 K with high temperature stability and precision alignment while being capable of surviving the launch environment. The flight units will be built and will undergo a rigorous test program in the first half of 2008. This paper includes a description of the full test program and will present the results.