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Developments in the EM-CCD camera for OGRE
Author(s): James H. Tutt; Randall L. McEntaffer; Casey DeRoo; Ted Schultz; Drew M. Miles; William Zhang; Neil J. Murray; Andrew D. Holland; Webster Cash; Thomas Rogers; Steve O'Dell; Jessica Gaskin; Jeff Kolodziejczak; Anthony M. Evagora; Karen Holland; David Colebrook
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Paper Abstract

The Off-plane Grating Rocket Experiment (OGRE) is a sub-orbital rocket payload designed to advance the development of several emerging technologies for use on space missions. The payload consists of a high resolution soft X-ray spectrometer based around an optic made from precision cut and ground, single crystal silicon mirrors, a module of off-plane gratings and a camera array based around Electron Multiplying CCD (EM-CCD) technology. This paper gives an overview of OGRE with emphasis on the detector array; specifically this paper will address the reasons that EM-CCDs are the detector of choice and the advantages and disadvantages that this technology offers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 July 2014
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9154, High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy VI, 91540E (23 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2054872
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James H. Tutt, The Univ. of Iowa (United States)
Randall L. McEntaffer, The Univ. of Iowa (United States)
Casey DeRoo, The Univ. of Iowa (United States)
Ted Schultz, The Univ. of Iowa (United States)
Drew M. Miles, The Univ. of Iowa (United States)
William Zhang, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Neil J. Murray, The Open Univ. (United Kingdom)
Andrew D. Holland, The Open Univ. (United Kingdom)
Webster Cash, Univ. of Colorado at Boulder (United States)
Thomas Rogers, Univ. of Colorado at Boulder (United States)
Steve O'Dell, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Jessica Gaskin, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Jeff Kolodziejczak, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Anthony M. Evagora, XCAM Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Karen Holland, XCAM Ltd. (United Kingdom)
David Colebrook, XCAM Ltd. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9154:
High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy VI
Andrew D. Holland; James Beletic, Editor(s)

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