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Development Of The RAIDS Extreme Ultraviolet Wedge And Strip Detector
Author(s): D. C. Kayser; W. T. Chater; A. B. Christensen; C. K. Howey; J. B. Pranke; S. Chakrabarti; O.H. W. Siegmund
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Paper Abstract

In the next few years the Remote Atmospheric and Ionospheric Detector System (RAIDS) package will be flown on a TIROS spacecraft. The Extreme Ultraviolet Spectrometer (EUVS) experiment contains a position-sensitive detector based on wedge and strip anode tech-nology. A University of California Berkeley detector design has been implemented in brazed alumina and kovar to provide a rugged, bakeable housing and anode. A stack of three 80:1 microchannel plates is operated at 3500-4100 V. to achieve a gain of - 107. The top MCP is to be coated with MgF for increased quantum efficiency in the range of 500-1150 Å. Fabrication of the wedge and strip anode on brazed alumina has presented some challenging problems. Below we present a summary of fabrication techniques and detector performance characteristics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 August 1988
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0932, Ultraviolet Technology II, (16 August 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.946882
Show Author Affiliations
D. C. Kayser, The Aerospace Corporation (United States)
W. T. Chater, The Aerospace Corporation (United States)
A. B. Christensen, The Aerospace Corporation (United States)
C. K. Howey, The Aerospace Corporation (United States)
J. B. Pranke, The Aerospace Corporation (United States)
S. Chakrabarti, University of California (United States)
O.H. W. Siegmund, University of California (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0932:
Ultraviolet Technology II
Robert E. Huffman, Editor(s)

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