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SPACEKIDS: kinetic inductance detectors for space applications
Author(s): M. Griffin; J. Baselmans; A. Baryshev; S. Doyle; M. Grim; P. Hargrave; T. Klapwijk; J. Martin-Pintado; A. Monfardini; A. Neto; H. Steenbeek; I. Walker; K. Wood; A. D'Addabbo; P. Barry; A. Bideaud; B. Blázquez; J. Bueno; M. Calvo; J-L. Costa-Kramer; L. Ferrari; A. Gómez-Gutiérrez; J. Goupy; N. Llombart; S. Yates
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Paper Abstract

SPACEKIDS, a European Union FP-7 project, has recently been completed. It has focused on developing kinetic inductance detector (KID) arrays and demonstrating their suitability for space applications at far infrared and submillimetre wavelengths. KID arrays have been developed for both low-background (typical of astrophysical applications) and high-background (typical of Earth-observation applications), based on performance specifications derived from the science requirements of representative potential future missions. KID pixel and array designs have been developed, together with readout electronics necessary to read out large numbers of pixels. Two laboratory demonstrator systems have been built and used for comprehensive evaluation of large-format array characteristics and performance in environments representative of both astronomy and Earth observing applications. We present an overview of the SPACEKIDS project and a summary of its main results and conclusions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 July 2016
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 9914, Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy VIII, 991407 (19 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2231100
Show Author Affiliations
M. Griffin, Cardiff Univ. (United Kingdom)
J. Baselmans, SRON, National Institute for Space Research (Netherlands)
A. Baryshev, SRON, National Institute for Space Research (Netherlands)
Univ. of Groningen (Netherlands)
S. Doyle, Cardiff Univ. (United Kingdom)
M. Grim, SRON, National Institute for Space Research (Netherlands)
P. Hargrave, Cardiff Univ. (United Kingdom)
T. Klapwijk, Delft Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)
J. Martin-Pintado, Ctr. de Astrobiología (Spain)
A. Monfardini, Institut Néel, Univ. Joseph Fourier, CNRS (France)
A. Neto, Delft Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)
H. Steenbeek, Aim Valley B.V. (Netherlands)
I. Walker, Cardiff Univ. (United Kingdom)
K. Wood, QMC Instruments Ltd., Cardiff Univ. (United Kingdom)
A. D'Addabbo, Institut Néel, Univ. Joseph Fourier, CNRS (France)
P. Barry, Cardiff Univ. (United Kingdom)
A. Bideaud, Cardiff Univ. (United Kingdom)
B. Blázquez, Delft Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)
J. Bueno, SRON, National Institute for Space Research (Netherlands)
M. Calvo, Institut Néel, Univ. Joseph Fourier, CNRS (France)
J-L. Costa-Kramer, Ctr. de Astrobiología (Spain)
L. Ferrari, SRON, National Institute for Space Research (Netherlands)
A. Gómez-Gutiérrez, Ctr. de Astrobiología (Spain)
J. Goupy, Delft Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)
N. Llombart, Delft Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)
S. Yates, SRON, National Institute for Space Research (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9914:
Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy VIII
Wayne S. Holland; Jonas Zmuidzinas, Editor(s)

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