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The LSST sensor technologies studies
Author(s): J. Geary; D. Figer; D. K. Gilmore; P. O'Connor; J. Oliver; V. Radeka; C. Stubbs; P. Takas; J. A. Tyson
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Paper Abstract

The LSST project has embarked on an aggressive new program to develop the next generation of silicon imagers for the visible and near-IR spectral regions. In order to better understand and solve some of the technology issues prior to development and mass-production for the huge LSST focal plane, a number of contracts have been written to imager firms to explore specific areas of technology uncertainty. We expect that these study contracts will do much toward reducing risk and uncertainty going into the next phase of development, the prototype production of the final large LSST imager.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 June 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6276, High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy II, 627601 (15 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.673291
Show Author Affiliations
J. Geary, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
D. Figer, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
D. K. Gilmore, Stanford Linear Accelerator Ctr. (United States)
P. O'Connor, Brookhaven National Lab. (United States)
J. Oliver, Harvard Univ. (United States)
V. Radeka, Brookhaven National Lab. (United States)
C. Stubbs, Harvard Univ. (United States)
P. Takas, Brookhaven National Lab. (United States)
J. A. Tyson, Univ. of California, Davis (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6276:
High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy II
David A. Dorn; Andrew D. Holland, Editor(s)

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