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Space Telescope Imaging Spectrometer 1K by 1K MAMA detector charge amplifier and discriminator flight electronics performance
Author(s): Edward H. Cole; Larry G. Smeins; John M. Stechman; Georg Becker; George A. Lorman
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Paper Abstract

1K by 1K UV photon counting array (PCA) imaging detectors have been built for the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrometer (STIS) program by Ball Aerospace in Boulder, Colorado. The STIS detectors are the largest of this type ever produced. These detectors have unique electronic and electro-mechanical requirements. This paper discusses the STIS PCA detector (MAMA detector) charge amplifier and discriminator electronic and packaging requirements. Critical system parameters, including speed, noise, power consumption, and size are described. Cost drivers including fabrication methods, test methods, and production techniques are discussed. Additional cost reduction techniques suitable for ground-based systems will be suggested. System requirements and circuit performance are compared to demonstrate that performance meets or exceeds all system requirements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 1995
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2551, Photoelectronic Detectors, Cameras, and Systems, (8 September 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.218635
Show Author Affiliations
Edward H. Cole, Ball Aerospace and Communications Group (United States)
Larry G. Smeins, Ball Aerospace and Communications Group (United States)
John M. Stechman, Ball Aerospace and Communications Group (United States)
Georg Becker, Ball Aerospace and Communications Group (United States)
George A. Lorman, Ball Aerospace and Communications Group (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2551:
Photoelectronic Detectors, Cameras, and Systems
C. Bruce Johnson; Ervin J. Fenyves, Editor(s)

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