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Radiation tolerance analysis of IASI infrared detectors in the 3.4-15.5um spectral range
Author(s): Frédéric Bernard; Hervé Geoffray; Guy Rolland; O. Gilard; D. Blumstein; D. Coppens; F. Cayla
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Paper Abstract

IASI (Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer) is an infrared atmospheric sounder. The IASI instrument is currently operating on the Metop-A satellite (launched in October 2006). The core of the instrument is composed of a Fourier transform infrared spectrometer. The detection chain of the spectrometer includes 3 bands to cover the 3.4 to 15.5 μm spectral range. For each band, the IR detection is made by a 2 x 2 pixels array operating at ~93K. This paper presents an analysis of the radiation tolerance of the infrared detectors for each band. On ground, radiation tests have been performed to address sensitivity to gamma-rays and protons radiations. A special care has been taken to keep the detectors at cold temperature during tests. Performance evolutions (responsivity, relative spectral response, noise,... tested in CNES facilities) before and after radiations are given. First in orbit impacts of the radiations are also reviewed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 October 2007
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6744, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XI, 674414 (26 October 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.746905
Show Author Affiliations
Frédéric Bernard, Ctr. National d'Études Spatiales (France)
Hervé Geoffray, Ctr. National d'Études Spatiales (France)
Guy Rolland, Ctr. National d'Études Spatiales (France)
O. Gilard, Ctr. National d'Études Spatiales (France)
D. Blumstein, Ctr. National d'Études Spatiales (France)
D. Coppens, Noveltis SA (France)
F. Cayla, SISCLE (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6744:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XI
Shahid Habib; Roland Meynart; Steven P. Neeck; Haruhisa Shimoda, Editor(s)

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