This step applies a fringe correction to the SCI data of an input data set by dividing the SCI and ERR arrays by a fringe reference image. In particular, the SCI array from the fringe reference file is divided into the SCI and ERR arrays of the science data set. Only pixels that have valid values in the SCI array of the reference file will be corrected.

This correction is applied only to MIRI MRS (IFU) mode exposures, which are always single full-frame 2-D images.

The input to this step is always an ImageModel data model. The fringe reference file that matches the input detector (MIRIFUSHORT or MIRIFULONG) and wavelength band (SHORT, MEDIUM, or LONG, as specified by GRATNG14) is used.

Upon successful application of this correction, the status keyword S_FRINGE will be set to COMPLETE.