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21 September 2012 Euclid NISP GWA and compensating mechanism
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This paper presents the GWA and the Compensating mechanism of the Near Infrared SpectroPhotometer (NISP) instrument of the ESA Euclid mission. The NIS instrument should perform an exposure sequence in the wave­ length range [0.9 - 2.0Jum with different exposures of the same field of views with different passband grisms with two orthogonal dispersion directions and two wavelength range. These functionalities will be achieved by a mechanism supporting the optical elements: the Grism Wheel Assembly (GWA). The required positioning repeatability is in the order of few arcsec to keep the spectra aligned with the detector pixel columns/rows. The GWA will be assembled to the NISP Optomechanical Assembly (NIOMA) with an operating temperature of 140K. A further mechanism is necessary to compensate the torque perturbances induced by the two large wheels. It is based onto a stepper motor that will drive a flywheel.
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M. Riva, J.-C. Barriere, D. Ferrand, T. Maciaszek, E. Prieto, L. Valenziano, and F. M. Zerbi "Euclid NISP GWA and compensating mechanism", Proc. SPIE 8442, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 844211 (21 September 2012);


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