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CCD detector for the space telescope imaging spectrograph
Author(s): Randy A. Kimble; Lawrence M. Brown; Walter B. Fowler; Bruce E. Woodgate; J. J. Yagelowich; Morley M. Blouke; Taner Dosluoglu; Jon J. Ferrara; David A. Dorn; Thomas H. Ebben; Debbie Murata-Seawalt; R. Ortiz; Richard Reed; Thomas Wolfe
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Paper Abstract

The space telescope imaging spectrograph (STIS) is currently being developed for in-orbit installation onto the Hubble Space Telescope in 1997, where it will cover the wavelength range from 115 to 1000 nm in a variety of spectroscopic and imaging modes. For coverage of the 305 - 1000 nm region (and backup of the 165 - 305 nm) region, STIS will employ a custom CCD detector which has been developed at Scientific Imaging Technologies (SITe; formerly Tektronix CCD Products Group). This backside-illuminated device incorporates a proprietary SITe backside treatment and anti-reflective coating to extend the useful quantum efficiency shortward of 200 nm. It also features low noise amplifiers, multi-pinned-phase implants, mini-channel implants, and four quadrant readout. The CCD is thermo-electrically cooled to an operating temperature of -80 degree(s)C within a sealed, evacuated housing with its exterior at room temperature to minimize the condensation of absorbing contaminants in orbit. It is coupled to a set of low noise, flexible, fault-tolerant electronics. Both housing and electronics are being developed by the STIS prime contractor, Ball Aerospace & Communications Group. We describe here the design features, performance, and fabrication status of the STIS CCD and its associated subsystem, along with results of radiation testing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 September 1994
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 2282, Ultraviolet Technology V, (14 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.186626
Show Author Affiliations
Randy A. Kimble, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Lawrence M. Brown, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Walter B. Fowler, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Bruce E. Woodgate, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
J. J. Yagelowich, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Morley M. Blouke, Scientific Imaging Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Taner Dosluoglu, Scientific Imaging Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Jon J. Ferrara, Scientific Imaging Technologies, Inc. (United States)
David A. Dorn, Ball Aerospace Corp. (United States)
Thomas H. Ebben, Ball Aerospace Corp. (United States)
Debbie Murata-Seawalt, Ball Aerospace Corp. (United States)
R. Ortiz, Ball Aerospace Corp. (United States)
Richard Reed, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)
Thomas Wolfe, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2282:
Ultraviolet Technology V
Robert E. Huffman; Christos G. Stergis, Editor(s)

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