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Measurements of an intensified CCD detector for the solar and heliospheric observatory
Author(s): William T. Thompson; Arthur I. Poland; Oswald H. W. Siegmund; Marvin Swartz; Douglas B. Leviton; Leslie J. Payne
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Paper Abstract

An engineering model intensified CCD detector for the SOHO Coronal Diagnostics Spectrometer has been built and tested at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. A windowless MCP intensifier tube converts EUV radiation (30 - 65 nm) into visible light, which is focused via a lens system onto a Tektronix 1024 X 1024 CCD. Tests have been made of this engineering model to determine the following characteristics: quantum efficiency, resolution, throughput, linearity, statistical variation, readout noise, scattering, and flat-field response. In almost all respects, the detector performed as expected. This detector has been delivered, and work is underway on the flight detector.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 October 1992
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1743, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy III, (8 October 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.130705
Show Author Affiliations
William T. Thompson, Applied Research Corp. (United States)
Arthur I. Poland, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Oswald H. W. Siegmund, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
Marvin Swartz, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Douglas B. Leviton, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Leslie J. Payne, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1743:
EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy III
Oswald H. W. Siegmund, Editor(s)

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