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Charge-coupled devices with fast timing for astrophysics and space physics research
Author(s): Michael L. Cherry; Peter Parker Altice; Steven B. Ellison; T. Gregory Guzik; John R. Macri; Mark L. McConnell; G. Y. McLean; James M. Ryan; Paul P. Suni
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Paper Abstract

A charge coupled device is under development with fast timing capability (15 millisecond full frame readout, 30 microsecond resolution for measuring the time of individual pixel hits). The fast timing CCD will be used in conjunction with a CsI microfiber array or segmented scintillator matrix detector to detect x rays and gamma rays with submillimeter position resolution. The initial application will be in conjunction with a coded aperture hard x ray/gamma ray astronomy instrument. We describe the concept and the readout architecture of the device.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 October 1996
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2806, Gamma-Ray and Cosmic-Ray Detectors, Techniques, and Missions, (18 October 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.254006
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Michael L. Cherry, Louisiana State Univ. (United States)
Peter Parker Altice, Louisiana State Univ. (United States)
Steven B. Ellison, Louisiana State Univ. (United States)
T. Gregory Guzik, Louisiana State Univ. (United States)
John R. Macri, Univ. of New Hampshire (United States)
Mark L. McConnell, Univ. of New Hampshire (United States)
G. Y. McLean, Suni Imaging Microsystems, Inc. (United States)
James M. Ryan, Univ. of New Hampshire (United States)
Paul P. Suni, Suni Imaging Microsystems, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2806:
Gamma-Ray and Cosmic-Ray Detectors, Techniques, and Missions
Brian D. Ramsey; Thomas A. Parnell, Editor(s)

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