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Next generation in InSb arrays: ALADDIN--the 1024x1024 InSb focal plane array development project status report
Author(s): Albert M. Fowler; Ian Gatley; Frederick J. Vrba; Harold D. Ables; Alan W. Hoffman; James T. Woolaway
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Paper Abstract

The present state of the art in scientific InSb focal plane arrays is defined by the Santa Barbara Research Center (SBRC) 256x256 device. In this paper we will discuss the status of the USNO-NOAO 1024x1024 focal plane development effort at SBRC. The project is in its ealy phases, and so this report consists of the device description, design goals, testing plans, and schedule. Drivers for even larger IR arrays include plans for large (8 meter class) telescopes, high resolution spectroscopy, astrometry of large fields, and wide field imaging amongst others. Focal planes of 640x480 have already been demonstrated, and so the step up to 124x1024 seems reasonable at this time.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1994
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2198, Instrumentation in Astronomy VIII, (1 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.176770
Show Author Affiliations
Albert M. Fowler, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)
Ian Gatley, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)
Frederick J. Vrba, U.S. Naval Observatory (United States)
Harold D. Ables, U.S. Naval Observatory (United States)
Alan W. Hoffman, Santa Barbara Research Ctr. (United States)
James T. Woolaway, Santa Barbara Research Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2198:
Instrumentation in Astronomy VIII
David L. Crawford; Eric R. Craine, Editor(s)

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