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Space-qualified streak camera for the Geodynamic Laser Ranging System
Author(s): C. Bruce Johnson; James B. Abshire; Thomas W. Zagwodzki; L. T. Hunkler; Samuel A. Letzring; Paul A. Jaanimagi
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Paper Abstract

A dual channel picosecond resolution streak camera receiver system must be space qualified for the GLRS instrument. This study has focused on the requirements and characteristics of the streak camera tube and its associated electronics with some analysis of the input and output interfaces to the streak camera. The major tradeoffs considered and the baseline streak camera design are discussed. A streak tube design is proposed with an internal high gain microchannel plate and fiberoptic coupling to a solid-state self-scanned CCD array readout assembly. Concerns regarding the reliablility of an avalanche transistor based sweep circuit and the radiation resistance of a CCD camera are highlighted for further study. 1.

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Date Published: 1 January 1991
PDF: 31 pages
Proc. SPIE 1346, Ultrahigh- and High-Speed Photography, Videography, Photonics, and Velocimetry '90, (1 January 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.23383
Show Author Affiliations
C. Bruce Johnson, ITT Corp. (United States)
James B. Abshire, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Thomas W. Zagwodzki, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
L. T. Hunkler, ITT Corp. (United States)
Samuel A. Letzring, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Paul A. Jaanimagi, Univ. of Rochester (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1346:
Ultrahigh- and High-Speed Photography, Videography, Photonics, and Velocimetry '90
Paul A. Jaanimagi; Barry T. Neyer; Larry L. Shaw, Editor(s)

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