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The Wide-Field Camera 3 detectors
Author(s): S. M. Baggett; R. J. Hill; R. A. Kimble; J. W. MacKenty; A. Waczynski; H. A. Bushouse; N. Boehm; H. E. Bond; T. M. Brown; N. R. Collins; G. Delo; L. Dressel; R. Foltz; G. Hartig; B. Hilbert; E. Kan; J. Kim-Quijano; E. Malumuth; A. Martel; P. McCullough; L. Petro; M. Robberto; Y. Wen
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Paper Abstract

The Wide-field Camera 3 (WFC3) is a fourth-generation instrument planned for installation in Hubble Space Telescope (HST). Designed as a panchromatic camera, WFC3's UVIS and IR channels will complement the other instruments onboard HST and enhance the observatory's scientific performance. UVIS images are obtained via two 4096×2051 pixel e2v CCDs while the IR images are taken with a 1024×1024 pixel HgCdTe focal plane array from Teledyne Imaging Sensors. Based upon characterization tests performed at NASA/GSFC, the final flight detectors have been chosen and installed in the instrument. This paper summarizes the performance characteristics of the WFC3 flight detectors based upon component and instrument-level testing in ambient and thermal vacuum environments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 July 2008
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7021, High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy III, 70211Q (22 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.790056
Show Author Affiliations
S. M. Baggett, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
R. J. Hill, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
R. A. Kimble, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
J. W. MacKenty, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
A. Waczynski, Global Science and Technology, Inc. (United States)
H. A. Bushouse, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
N. Boehm, Global Science and Technology, Inc. (United States)
H. E. Bond, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
T. M. Brown, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
N. R. Collins, Wyle Information Systems (United States)
G. Delo, Global Science and Technology, Inc. (United States)
L. Dressel, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
R. Foltz, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
G. Hartig, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
B. Hilbert, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
E. Kan, Global Science and Technology, Inc. (United States)
J. Kim-Quijano, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
E. Malumuth, Wyle Information Systems (United States)
A. Martel, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
P. McCullough, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
L. Petro, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
M. Robberto, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Y. Wen, Muniz Engineering, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7021:
High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy III
David A. Dorn; Andrew D. Holland, Editor(s)

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