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ID: 559297.0, MPI für Astronomie / Publikationen_mpia
High-precision cryogenic wheel mechanisms of the JWST/MIRI instrument: performance of the flight models
Authors:Krause, O.; Müller, F.; Birkmann, S.; Böhm, A.; Ebert, M.; Grözinger, U.; Henning, Th; Hofferbert, R.; Huber, A.; Lemke, D.; Rohloff, R. R.; Scheithauer, S.; Gross, T.; Fischer, T.; Luichtel, G.; Merkle, H.; Übele, M.; Wieland, H. U.; Amiaux, J.; Jager, R.; Glauser, A.; Parr-Burman, P.; Sykes, J.
Place of Publication:Bellingham, Wash.
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2010
Title of Proceedings:Modern Technologies in Space- and Ground-based Telescopes and Instrumentation
Start Page:773918-773918
End Page:12
Title of Series:SPIE
Volume (in Series):7739
Name of Conference/Meeting:Modern Technologies in Space- and Ground-based Telescopes and Instrumentation
Review Status:not specified
Audience:Experts Only
Abstract / Description:The Mid Infrared Instrument (MIRI) aboard JWST is equipped with one filter wheel and two dichroic-grating wheel mechanisms to reconfigure the instrument between observing modes such as broad/narrow-band imaging, coronagraphy and low/medium resolution spectroscopy. Key requirements for the three mechanisms with up to 18 optical elements on the wheel include: (1) reliable operation at T = 7 K, (2) high positional accuracy of 4 arcsec, (3) low power dissipation, (4) high vibration capability, (5) functionality at 7 K < T < 300 K and (6) long lifetime (5-10 years). To meet these requirements a space-proven wheel concept consisting of a central MoS2-lubricated integrated ball bearing, a central torque motor for actuation, a ratchet system with monolithic CuBe flexural pivots for precise and powerless positioning and a magnetoresistive position sensor has been implemented. We report here the final performance and lessons-learnt from the successful acceptance test program of the MIRI wheel mechanism flight models. The mechanisms have been meanwhile integrated into the flight model of the MIRI instrument, ready for launch in 2014 by an Ariane 5 rocket.
Comment of the Author/Creator:Date: 2010, July 1, 2010
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Conference-Paper
Communicated by:N. N.
Affiliations:MPI für Astronomie
Identifiers:URL:http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2010SPIE.7739E..37K [ID No:1]
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