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Design and assembly of a stressed Ge:Ga photoconductor array for AIRES
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we present the considerations for design and assembly of a stressed gallium doped germanium photoconductor array for the Airborne InfraRed Echelle Spectrometer on SOFIA. This 8 X 12 element array will cover the wavelength range from 125 to 210 micrometers . The considerations cover the aspects of the mechanical design for stressing the detectors in a uniform way, assembly of the components, contacting them electrically with minimized stray capacitance, and the layout of the light collecting cone assembly.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 June 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4014, Airborne Telescope Systems, (20 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.389095
Show Author Affiliations
David Rabanus, DLR (United States)
Jessie L. Dotson, SETI Institute (United States)
Edwin F. Erickson, NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States)
Juergen Wolf, DLR (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4014:
Airborne Telescope Systems
Ramsey K. Melugin; Hans-Peter Roeser, Editor(s)

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