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Performance Characteristics Of CCD's For The Acis Experiment
Author(s): Gordon P. Garmire; John Nousek; David Burrows; George Ricker; Mark Bautz; John Doty; Stewart Collins; James Janesick; Robert W. Mountain; Barry E. Burke
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Paper Abstract

The Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility CCD Imaging Spectrometer (ACIS) will use two arrays of CCD's to provide X-ray imaging and spectroscopy. Spectroscopy at medium resolution with the imaging array is accomplished by pulse height analysis of each X-ray interaction, while for high spectral resolution, an objective grating disperses the spectrum across a linear array of CCD's to provide a dispersed spectrum where the wavelength resolution is determined by the telescope imaging properties. Performance data for CCD's manufactured by Texas Instruments, MIT Lincoln Laboratory and Ford Aerospace Corp. will be presented. Plans for future CCD enhancements will be discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 December 1988
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0982, X-Ray Instrumentation in Astronomy II, (21 December 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.948709
Show Author Affiliations
Gordon P. Garmire, The Pennsylvania State University (United States)
John Nousek, The Pennsylvania State University (United States)
David Burrows, The Pennsylvania State University (United States)
George Ricker, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Mark Bautz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
John Doty, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Stewart Collins, California Institute of Technology (United States)
James Janesick, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Robert W. Mountain, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Barry E. Burke, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0982:
X-Ray Instrumentation in Astronomy II
Leon Golub, Editor(s)

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