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Progress on photon-counting intensified APS
Author(s): Michela C. Uslenghi; Giovanni Bonanno; Massimiliano Belluso; Antonio Cali; Cristina Timpanaro; Rosario Cosentino; Salvatore Scuderi; Angelo Modica
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Paper Abstract

We report on the progress of the activity, started one year ago, to obtain a photon counting, MCP-based detector, optimized for high count-rate. A new electronic board, hosting both the APS and the electronics processing unit, has been developed. The new architecture of the system, designed to drive the detector, to acquire the images and compute the photon event centers, is described in detail in this paper. We also report the functional tests carried out on the sub-parts of the detector along with a preliminary characterization of the system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 February 2003
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4854, Future EUV/UV and Visible Space Astrophysics Missions and Instrumentation, (24 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.459807
Show Author Affiliations
Michela C. Uslenghi, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (United States)
Giovanni Bonanno, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania (Italy)
Massimiliano Belluso, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania (Italy)
Antonio Cali, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania (Italy)
Cristina Timpanaro, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania (Italy)
Rosario Cosentino, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania (Italy)
Salvatore Scuderi, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania (Italy)
Angelo Modica, Xilinix Ireland (Ireland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4854:
Future EUV/UV and Visible Space Astrophysics Missions and Instrumentation
J. Chris Blades; Oswald H. W. Siegmund, Editor(s)

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