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Progress In 800x800 Charge-Coupled Device (CCD) Imager Development And Applications
Author(s): David D. Norris; James R. Janesick; Morley Blouke; Patrick May; Daniel McGrath
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Paper Abstract

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is currently developing two imaging sensors using 800 x 800 charge coupled devices (CCD's) developed by Texas Instruments (TI). The Space Telescope Wide Field and Planetary Camera uses a three phase device. The original intent was to use the same device for the Project Galileo imaging system, however the radiation environment near Jupiter would have caused problems of both radiation damage and radiation induced noise with the three phase device. The availability of virtual phase technology provided a solution to the radiation problem. This paper compares the performance of the two different imagers and describes plans for further development of large scale virtual phase imagers.*

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 June 1982
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0311, Mosaic Focal Plane Methodologies II, (30 June 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.932801
Show Author Affiliations
David D. Norris, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (United States)
James R. Janesick, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (United States)
Morley Blouke, Texas Instruments, Inc. (United States)
Patrick May, Texas Instruments, Inc. (United States)
Daniel McGrath, Texas Instruments, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0311:
Mosaic Focal Plane Methodologies II
William S. Chan; John T. Hall, Editor(s)

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