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Two-dimensional delay-line anode detector for astronomical imaging
Author(s): Peter G. Friedman; Christopher Martin; Andrew Rasmussen
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Paper Abstract

Progress is reported in the development and testing of a microchannel-plate anode detector for a satellite-based all-sky survey in the FUV. A preliminary FWHM-resolution value of 6- microns and a linearity of 15 microns have been achieved. Optimization of the electronics should improve the resolution by a factor of four and improve the linearity to 10 microns over the entire field. It should be possible to increase the detector format to hundreds of sq cm with no degradation of resolution or increase in complexity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1990
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1344, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy, (1 November 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.23250
Show Author Affiliations
Peter G. Friedman, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Christopher Martin, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Andrew Rasmussen, Columbia Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1344:
EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy
Oswald H. W. Siegmund; Hugh S. Hudson, Editor(s)

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