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Radiation-induced changes in the solid state detector performace for the Mercury atmospheric and surface composition spectrometer (MASCS)
Author(s): Jennifer A. Turner-Valle; Virginia Ann Drake; William E. McClintock; Greg Holsclaw; Richard H. Mauer
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Paper Abstract

Two Hamamatsu photodiode array detectors of the type that will be flown in the MASCS instrument on the MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) mission to Mercury were subjected to proton radiation to verify survival in the mission radiation environment and quantify expected levels of radiation-induced degradation of the dark field response during the mission. These same detector types were also evaluated for susceptibility to latch-up due to ionizing radiation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 February 2003
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4796, Low-Light-Level and Real-Time Imaging Systems, Components, and Applications, (5 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.450881
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Jennifer A. Turner-Valle, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
Virginia Ann Drake, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
William E. McClintock, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
Greg Holsclaw, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
Richard H. Mauer, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4796:
Low-Light-Level and Real-Time Imaging Systems, Components, and Applications
C. Bruce Johnson; Divyendu Sinha; Phillip A. Laplante, Editor(s)

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