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The Status Of The Multi-Anode Microchannel Arrays (MAMA) Detector, Development Program
Author(s): J. Gethyn Timothy; George H. Mount; Richard L. Bybee
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Paper Abstract

The Multi-anode Microchannel Arrays (MAMA's) are a fa,Hily of photoelectric photon-counting array detectors being developed for use in instruments on both ground-based and spaceborne telescopes. MAMA. detectors can be operated in a windowless configuration at extreme-ultraviolet and soft x-ray wavelengths or in a sealed configuration at ultraviolet and visible wavelengths. Prototype MAMA detectors with up to 512 x 512 pixels are now being tested in the laboratory and telescope operation of a simple (10 x 10)-pixel visible-light detector has been initiated. In this paper the methods of construction and the modes of operation of the MAMA detectors are described and the status of the development program is reviewed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 May 1979
PDF: 33 pages
Proc. SPIE 0172, Instrumentation in Astronomy III, (3 May 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957085
Show Author Affiliations
J. Gethyn Timothy, University of Colorado (United States)
George H. Mount, University of Colorado (United States)
Richard L. Bybee, Ball Aerospace Systems Division (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0172:
Instrumentation in Astronomy III
David L. Crawford, Editor(s)

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