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Detector systems for the mid-infrared camera and spectrometer on board SPICA
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Paper Abstract

Mid-infrared Camera and Spectrometer (MCS) is one of focal plane instruments for SPICA (Space Infrared Telescope for Cosmology and Astrophysics), which have 3 m class 6 K cooled telescope. MCS will provide wide field imaging and low-, medium-, and high-resolution spectroscopic observing capabilities with 7 detectors in the wavelength range from 5 to 38 micron. Large format array detectors are required in order to realize wide field of view in imaging and wide spectral coverage in spectroscopy. We are planning to cover the wavelength range of 5-26 micron by Si:As IBC 2K x 2K and 20-38 micron by Si:Sb BIB 1K x 1K. The development status and their design including the electrical and thermal design are described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 September 2012
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 8442, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 84423V (21 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.927110
Show Author Affiliations
Takehiko Wada, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Hirokazu Kataza, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Hideo Matsuhara, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Mitsunobu Kawada, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Daisuke Ishihara, Nagoya Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8442:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
Mark C. Clampin; Giovanni G. Fazio; Howard A. MacEwen; Jacobus M. Oschmann, Editor(s)

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