The following 5 entities form the French consortium:
As financial contributor and signatory of the MIRI agreement, CNES controls the French human resources and budget need according to the development progress and schedules at JWST, MIRI and MIRIM levels. CNES provides in case of technical difficulties expertise on specific topics by the involvement of CNES internal experts,
CEA/SAp (CEA Saclay) is the MIRIM-OB prime contractor. The French Project Manager is the technical coordinator of space equipments development activities, leading the French laboratories and foreign laboratories involved in the MIRIM instrument,
OBSPM-LESIA (Observatoire de Meudon) develops and delivers the coronographic sub-system including the mounting frame interfaced to the focal plane,
IAS (Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale) defines the Optical Telescope simulator and calibration operations,
LAM (Laboratoire d'Astronomie de Marseille) runs mechanical tests of the different sub-systems of the different development models.
Besides the direct French contribution, the MIRI Imager Optical Bench interfaces with other internal equipments developed by foreign laboratories:
The cryo-mechanism of the filter wheel (MPIA Heidelberg, Germany),
The optics mirrors and prism (CSL, Belgium),
The filters (Stockholm observatory, Sweden),
and external equipments:
The detector module (JPL, US).