Near Infra-red Mapping Spectrometer

NIMS – The optics were designed by Juan Rayces, manufactured at Perkin-Elmer Corp. Costa Mesa, and managed by Boller & Chivens for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Galileo spacecraft. It was an unusual design with steep aspheric fused silica mirrors polished by Jerry Brunache, a dual blazed grating, and to hold the optics…the first material independent, temperature insensitive mounting scheme (MITI Mount).