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Infrared focal-plane design for the comet rendezvous/asteroid flyby and Cassini visible and infrared mapping spectrometers
Author(s): Craig O. Staller; Curtiss A. Niblack; Thomas G. Evans; Michael A. Blessinger; Anthony P. Westrick
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Paper Abstract

A focal plane assembly combining hybrid electronic components with passive optical components within a single hermetically sealed package has been designed by Cincinnati Electronics to meet the performance requirements imposed by the Comet Rendezvous/Asteroid Flyby (CRAF) and Cassini Visible and Infrared Mapping Spectrometers (VIMSs). A single line array of 256 InSb photodiodes, accessed by two 1 x 128 multiplexers, provides continuous spectral coverage from 0.85 to 5.1 microns. Intrinsic field-of-view apertures and a unique order sorting filter require critical optical alignment within the hybrid. FPA performance requirements, design approach, and critical issues are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1991
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1540, Infrared Technology XVII, (1 December 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.48734
Show Author Affiliations
Craig O. Staller, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Curtiss A. Niblack, Cincinnati Electronics Corp. (United States)
Thomas G. Evans, Cincinnati Electronics Corp. (United States)
Michael A. Blessinger, Cincinnati Electronics Corp. (United States)
Anthony P. Westrick, Cincinnati Electronics Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1540:
Infrared Technology XVII
Bjorn F. Andresen; Marija Scholl; Irving J. Spiro, Editor(s)

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