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H2RG detector characterization for RIMAS and instrument efficiencies
Author(s): Vicki L. Toy; Alexander S. Kutyrev; John I. Capone; Thomas Hams; F. David Robinson; Gennadiy N. Lotkin; Sylvain Veilleux; Samuel H. Moseley; Neil A. Gehrels; Stuart N. Vogel
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Paper Abstract

The Rapid infrared IMAger-Spectrometer (RIMAS) is a near-infrared (NIR) imager and spectrometer that will quickly follow up gamma-ray burst afterglows on the 4.3-meter Discovery Channel Telescope (DCT). RIMAS has two optical arms which allows simultaneous coverage over two bandpasses (YJ and HK) in either imaging or spectroscopy mode. RIMAS utilizes two Teledyne HgCdTe H2RG detectors controlled by Astronomical Research Cameras, Inc. (ARC/Leach) drivers. We report the laboratory characterization of RIMAS's detectors: conversion gain, read noise, linearity, saturation, dynamic range, and dark current. We also present RIMAS's instrument efficiency from atmospheric transmission models and optics data (both telescope and instrument) in all three observing modes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 August 2016
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9908, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI, 99083I (9 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2230181
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Vicki L. Toy, Univ. of Maryland, College Park (United States)
Alexander S. Kutyrev, Univ. of Maryland, College Park (United States)
NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
John I. Capone, Univ. of Maryland, College Park (United States)
Thomas Hams, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
F. David Robinson, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Gennadiy N. Lotkin, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Sylvain Veilleux, Univ. of Maryland, College Park (United States)
Samuel H. Moseley, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Neil A. Gehrels, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Stuart N. Vogel, Univ. of Maryland, College Park (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9908:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI
Christopher J. Evans; Luc Simard; Hideki Takami, Editor(s)

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