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Advanced technology trends for astronomy at Rockwell Scientific
Author(s): Selmer S. Wong; Markus Loose; Eric C. Piquette; James D. Garnett; Majid Zandian; Mark C. Farris
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Paper Abstract

This paper discusses the latest technologies for space and ground-based astronomy being pursued by Rockwell Scientific. The discussion covers the latest demonstrated performance of large format NIR (~1.7um cutoff) detectors mated to the HAWAII-2RG readout integrated circuit, our proven readout for large-format arrays for astronomy. Developmental work is presented on the HAWAII-4RG family (consisting of 4k x 4k, 4k x 8k, and 8k x 8k formats), RSC’s newest additions planned to the HAWAII series of astronomy readout integrated circuits. We also present the status of our multifunctional command-and-control ASIC for FPAs, which was first reported at the August 2002 SPIE.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 September 2004
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5499, Optical and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy, (29 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.553254
Show Author Affiliations
Selmer S. Wong, Rockwell Scientific Co. (United States)
Markus Loose, Rockwell Scientific Co. (United States)
Eric C. Piquette, Rockwell Scientific Co. (United States)
James D. Garnett, Rockwell Scientific Co. (United States)
Majid Zandian, Rockwell Scientific Co. (United States)
Mark C. Farris, Rockwell Scientific Co. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5499:
Optical and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy
James D. Garnett; James W. Beletic, Editor(s)

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