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Testing and Characterisation of CCDs for the ROSAT Star Sensors
Author(s): G. R. Hopkinson; D. J. Purll; M. D. Skipper; B. Taylor
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Paper Abstract

This paper discusses a programme to test and partially qualify CCDs for use in space. The particular application is for high accuracy star sensors; the CCDs are P8600 series devices, manufactured by GEC UK and are supplied mounted on Peltier coolers. Parameters of interest are noise, dark signal and response non-uniformities, charge transfer efficiency and saturation level as well as overall package quality and long-term reliability. The performance testing uses conventional optical techniques plus X-ray calibration. The qualification and screening programme involves burn-in, mechanical vibration, thermal cycling, and life testing. As an illustration, some of the latest performance data are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1986
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0591, Solid-State Imagers and Their Applications, (1 May 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.952090
Show Author Affiliations
G. R. Hopkinson, Sira Ltd (UK)
D. J. Purll, Sira Ltd (UK)
M. D. Skipper, Sira Ltd (UK)
B. Taylor, Sira Ltd (UK)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0591:
Solid-State Imagers and Their Applications
Gilbert J. Declerck, Editor(s)

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