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Advanced broadband imager for EUV and FUV studies with exquisite precision
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Paper Abstract

Next generation, space-based, Sun-Earth System remote sensing missions place severe challenges on focal plane technologies to achieve their science goals. Among these are high sensitivity over a broad spectral range, small pixel size, fast readout, radiation tolerance, low power consumption, photometric accuracy & stability, and scalable mosaic technology for constructing large focal plane mosaics. Our Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of Alabama in Huntsville collaboration has begun the development of an Advanced Broadband Imager (ABI) to address these challenges for future Sun Solar System Connection science missions. We describe here the development of the delta-doped, high-purity, p channel charge coupled devices, which form the heart of the ABI imager, and our plans for future development. The current technical readiness levels of ABI component technologies are TRL 2 to TRL 4. Our proposed development program envisions achieving TRL 5 within 3 years with flight validation in the context of an Earth Sun System Science mission occurring within 6 years via the Quiet-Sun Transition Region Explorer EUV Telescope (Q-STREET) rocket-borne observatory.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 October 2005
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5978, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites IX, 59781A (21 October 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.646707
Show Author Affiliations
Hakeem M. Oluseyi, Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)
Shouleh Nikzad, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Jordana Blacksberg, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Michael E. Hoenk, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5978:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites IX
Roland Meynart; Steven P. Neeck; Haruhisa Shimoda, Editor(s)

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