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MIS μ-calorimeters arrays: an alternative to IXO/XMS TES/Squids baseline
Author(s): Abdelkader Aliane; J. L. Sauvageot; X. de la Broïse; C. Pigot; J. Martignac; E. Grémion; V. Szeflinski; J. Goupy; P. Agnese
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Paper Abstract

The IXO/XMS instrument baseline is an array of TES sensors. Alternatively, we are now developing a μ- calorimeter array based on Silicon doped sensors. Our strength stands in a very low power consumption at 50 mK, allowing more than 4000 readout channels in the limited power budget of the IXO/XMS cryostat, for a Field of View as large as 6'x6' square while keeping the same spectral resolution. In parallel, we develop the cold (2-4K) frontend electronics based on High Electron Mobility Transistors (GaAlAs/GaAs) and SiGe ASIC electronics to readout, amplify and multiplex the signals. We present the status of our development and our current design study.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 July 2010
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7732, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 77321O (29 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.856878
Show Author Affiliations
Abdelkader Aliane, Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique (France)
J. L. Sauvageot, DSM/IRFU/Service d'Astrophysique, CEA (France)
X. de la Broïse, DSM/IRFU/SEDI, CEA (France)
C. Pigot, DSM/IRFU/Service d'Astrophysique, CEA (France)
J. Martignac, DSM/IRFU/Service d'Astrophysique, CEA (France)
E. Grémion, DSM/IRFU/SEDI, CEA (France)
V. Szeflinski, DSM/IRFU/Service d'Astrophysique, CEA (France)
J. Goupy, Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique (France)
P. Agnese, Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7732:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
Monique Arnaud; Stephen S. Murray; Tadayuki Takahashi, Editor(s)

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