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256 x 256 HgCdTe focal plane array for the Hubble Space Telescope
Author(s): Kadri Vural; Lester J. Kozlowski; Robert W. Rasche; Marcia J. Rieke
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Paper Abstract

We have developed a low dark current, low noise 256 x 256 focal plane array (FPA) for a second generation instrument for the Hubble Space Telescope. The instrument is called NICMOS (Near Infrared Camera Multi-Object Spectrometer) and will have seven 256 x 256 FPAs for different scientific purposes. It is being developed by the University of Arizona and its subcontractors. This retrofit will be installed into the 1-1ST in about five years using the Space Shuttle. The final FPA flight units will be fabricated by our Electro-Optics division. This device is presently the world's largest and most sensitive FPA in waveband of 1.0 -2.5 jim. It is already being successfully used by ground based astronomers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1990
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 1320, Infrared Technology and Applications, (1 October 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.22317
Show Author Affiliations
Kadri Vural, Rockwell International Science (United States)
Lester J. Kozlowski, Rockwell International Science (United States)
Robert W. Rasche, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Marcia J. Rieke, Univ. of Arizona (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1320:
Infrared Technology and Applications
Alan H. Lettington, Editor(s)

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