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STIS 1K x 1K photon counting array detector system
Author(s): Larry G. Smeins; Edward H. Cole; John M. Stechman; George A. Lorman; Georg Becker
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Paper Abstract

The Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS) uses two 1K by 1K photon counting array (PCA) detector systems. Design of the PCA detector systems is described in this paper. These detector systems are similar in many ways and are mechanical mirror images of each other but cover different UV wavelength bands. A top-down design methodology was used to produce the two detector systems that feature: manufacturability, serviceability to the component level, system-level replacement without optical realignment or calibration, and a high level of parts commonality for cost control. The design meets the Space Telescope's structural, thermal, and electromagnetic compatibility requirements as well as electro-static discharge compatibility requirements of MIL-STD-1686A.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 1995
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2551, Photoelectronic Detectors, Cameras, and Systems, (8 September 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.218637
Show Author Affiliations
Larry G. Smeins, Ball Aerospace and Communications Group (United States)
Edward H. Cole, Ball Aerospace and Communications Group (United States)
John M. Stechman, Ball Aerospace and Communications Group (United States)
George A. Lorman, Ball Aerospace and Communications Group (United States)
Georg Becker, 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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