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Test benches facilities for PAUCam: CCDs and filters characterization
Author(s): Jorge Jiménez; Otger Ballester; Laia Cardiel-Sas; Ricard Casas; Javier Castilla; Ferran Grañena; Juan de Vicente; Marino Maiorino; Ignacio Sevilla
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Paper Abstract

The PAUCam [1] is an optical camera with a 18 CCDs (Hamamatsu Photonics K.K.) mosaic and up to 42 narrow- and broad-band filters. It is foreseen to install it at the William Herschel Telescope (WHT) in the Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos, Canary Islands, Spain. As required by the camera construction, a couple of test bench facilities were developed, one in Madrid (CIEMAT) that is mainly devoted to CCDs read-out electronics development and filter characterization [2], and another in Barcelona (IFAE-ICE) that has as its main task to characterize the scientific CCDs in terms of Dark Current, CTE, QE, RON and many other parameters demanded by the scientific performance required. The full CCDs characterization test bench layout, its descriptions and some optical and mechanical characterization results are summarized in this paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 September 2012
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8446, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy IV, 84466N (24 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.924883
Show Author Affiliations
Jorge Jiménez, Institut de Física d’Altes Energies (Spain)
Otger Ballester, Institut de Física d’Altes Energies (Spain)
Laia Cardiel-Sas, Institut de Física d’Altes Energies (Spain)
Ricard Casas, Institut de Ciències de l'Espai, CSIC (Spain)
Javier Castilla, Ctr. de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (Spain)
Ferran Grañena, Institut de Física d’Altes Energies (Spain)
Juan de Vicente, Ctr. de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (Spain)
Marino Maiorino, Institut de Física d’Altes Energies (Spain)
Ignacio Sevilla, Ctr. de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8446:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy IV
Ian S. McLean; Suzanne K. Ramsay; Hideki Takami, Editor(s)

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