SPICA mid-infrared instrument (SMI): Conceptual design and feasibility studies

Hidehiro Kaneda, Daisuke Ishihara, Shinki Oyabu, Misato Fukagawa, Takuma Kokusho, Toyoaki Suzuki, Takuya Furuta, Takurou Tsuchikawa, Takehiko Wada, Naoki Isobe, Mitsunobu Kawada, Jungmi Kwon, Hideo Matsuhara, Koichi Nagase, Takao Nakagawa, Takafumi Ootsubo, Mitsuyoshi Yamagishi, Itsuki Sakon, Kohji Tsumura, Hiroshi Shibai

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SMI (SPICA Mid-infrared Instrument) is one of the two focal-plane science instruments for SPICA. SMI is the Japanese led instrument proposed and managed by a nation-wide university consortium in Japan and planned to be developed in collaboration with Taiwan and the US. SMI covers the wavelength range from 12 to 36 μm with 4 separate channels: the low-resolution (R = 50-120) spectroscopy function for 17-36 μm, the broad-band (R = 5) imaging function at 34 μm, the mid-resolution (R = 1300-2300) spectroscopy function for 18-36 μm, and the high-resolution (R = 28000) spectroscopy function for 12-18 μm. In this paper, we show the results of our conceptual design and feasibility studies of SMI.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018
Subtitle of host publicationOptical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
EditorsGiovanni G. Fazio, Howard A. MacEwen, Makenzie Lystrup
ISBN (Print)9781510619494
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave - Austin, United States
Duration: 2018 Jun 102018 Jun 15

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


OtherSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Cryogenic Telescope
  • Mid-infrared Instrument
  • Space Infrared Telescope
  • Spectroscopy

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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