AAS 203rd Meeting, January 2004
Session 124 JWST Science
Special Session, Thursday, January 8, 2004, 10:00-11:30am, Centennial III

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[124.07] Detectors for the JWST Near-Infrared Spectrometer

B.J. Rauscher (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center), P. Strada (ESA-ESTEC), M.W. Regan, D.F. Figer (STScI), P. Jakobsen (ESA-ESTEC), S.H. Moseley (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center), T. Boeker (ESA-ESTEC)

The Near-Infrared Spectrometer (NIRSpec) places the most stringent demands upon its detectors of all James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) instruments. We present the scientific rationale for challenging requirements including noise \leq6 electrons rms per exposure. In concert, we discuss laboratory test results that are informing the design of NIRSpec's detector system and operational concept.

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