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Development of 2D array of thermal detectors for far infrared investigation of the outer planets and their icy moons: processing issues and noise considerations
Author(s): B. Lakew
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Paper Abstract

We are currently developing a magnesium diboride (MgB2) detector array for use in future space-based spectrometers. This 2-D array is intended for use in high-resolution investigations of the outer planets and their icy moons. The state of the array processing, the current pixel design as well as signal-to-noise considerations is briefly discussed. Expected pixel sensitivities and comparison to current state-of-the-art infrared (IR) detectors will be briefly discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 April 2008
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 7003, Optical Sensors 2008, 700324 (26 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.782037
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B. Lakew, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7003:
Optical Sensors 2008
Francis Berghmans; Anna Grazia Mignani; Antonello Cutolo; Patrick P. Meyrueis; Thomas P. Pearsall, Editor(s)

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