Mips: The multiband imaging photometer for sirtf

G. H. Rieke, C. Lada, M. Lebofsky, F. Low, P. Strittmatter, E. Young, J. Arens, E. Haller, P. Richards, B. Beichman, T. N. Gautier, J. Mould, G. Neugebauer, S. Gaalema, M. Werner

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The Multiband Imaging Photometer for SIRTF (MIPS) is to be designed to reach as closely as possible the fundamental sensitivity and angular resolution limits for SIRTF over the 3 to 700µm spectral region. It will use high performance photoconductive detectors from 3 to 200um with integrating JFET amplifiers. From 200 to 700µm, the MIPS will use a bolometer cooled by an adiabatic demagnetization refrigerator. Over much of its operating range, the MIPS will make possible observations at and beyond the conventional Rayleigh diffraction limit of angular resolution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)242-248
Number of pages7
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - May 1 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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