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A CMOS visible image sensor with non-destructive readout capability
Author(s): Gary R. Sims; Gene Atlas; Eric Christensen; Roger W. Cover; Stephen Larson; Hans J. Meyer; William V. Schempp
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Paper Abstract

An experimental camera system equipped with a novel CMOS image sensor suitable for ground-based astronomy that has both destructive and non-destructive readout capability will be described and the performance characteristics including readout noise, dark current, quantum efficiency, will be given. The optimum data collection algorithms to achieve reduced effective readout noise, cosmic ray rejection, and expanded dynamic range will be described. The ability to use destructive readout in select rows to acquire data for telescope guiding while the main part of the sensor is read using non-destructive readout for main image acquisition will be discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 July 2018
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10709, High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy VIII, 107090V (10 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2314144
Show Author Affiliations
Gary R. Sims, Spectral Instruments, Inc. (United States)
Gene Atlas, ImagerLabs, Inc. (United States)
Eric Christensen, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Roger W. Cover, Spectral Instruments, Inc. (United States)
Stephen Larson, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Hans J. Meyer, Spectral Instruments, Inc. (United States)
William V. Schempp, Spectral Instruments, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10709:
High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy VIII
Andrew D. Holland; James Beletic, Editor(s)

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