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Preliminary results from the MAMA detectors for the SOHO mission
Author(s): David C. Slater; Paolo Bergamini; Robert W. Bumala; J. Gethyn Timothy
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Paper Abstract

Multi-Anode Microchannel Array (MAMA) detector systems are being fabricated and tested for use in the Solar Ultraviolet Measurements of Emitted Radiation (SUMER) and the Ultraviolet Coronagraph Spectrometer (UVCS) instruments on the ESA/NASA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) mission. The SOHO MAMA detector systems have formats of 360 x 1024 pixels and pixel dimensions of 25 x 25 sq microns and are optimized for operation at Extreme Ultraviolet (EUV) wavelengths between 40 and 160 nm. In this paper we report on the initial results of measurements of the performance characteristics of the first flight-configuration detector system employing the new custom Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs) which are designed to improve both the dynamic range and the uniformity of response. The performance characteristics of this detector system are compared with those of earlier breadboard systems employing discrete-component electronics circuits.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 January 1993
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1764, Ultraviolet Technology IV, (22 January 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.140873
Show Author Affiliations
David C. Slater, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Paolo Bergamini, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Robert W. Bumala, Stanford Univ. (United States)
J. Gethyn Timothy, Stanford Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1764:
Ultraviolet Technology IV
Robert E. Huffman, Editor(s)

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