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Characterization of custom-designed charge-coupled devices for applications to gas and aerosols monitoring sensorcraft instrument
Author(s): Tamer F. Refaat; M. Nurul Abedin; Glenn R. Farnsworth; Christopher S. Garcia; Joseph M. Zawodny
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Paper Abstract

Custom-designed charge-coupled devices (CCD) for Gas and Aerosols Monitoring Sensorcraft instrument were developed. These custom-designed CCD devices are linear arrays with pixel format of 512x1 elements and pixel size of 10x200 μm2. These devices were characterized at NASA Langley Research Center to achieve a full well capacity as high as 6,000,000 e-. This met the aircraft flight mission requirements in terms of signal-to-noise performance and maximum dynamic range. Characterization and analysis of the electrical and optical properties of the CCDs were carried out at room temperature. This includes measurements of photon transfer curves, gain coefficient histograms, read noise, and spectral response. Test results obtained on these devices successfully demonstrated the objectives of the aircraft flight mission. In this paper, we describe the characterization results and also discuss their applications to future mission.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 May 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5798, Spaceborne Sensors II, (19 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.603529
Show Author Affiliations
Tamer F. Refaat, Science and Technology Corp. (United States)
M. Nurul Abedin, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Glenn R. Farnsworth, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Christopher S. Garcia, Old Dominion Univ. (United States)
Joseph M. Zawodny, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5798:
Spaceborne Sensors II
Peter Tchoryk; Brian Holz, Editor(s)

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