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Charge Injection Device As A Candidate Sensor For Stellar Tracking
Author(s): Clyde S. Jones; Gerald J. Michon; Hubert K. Burke; Thomas L. Vogelsong
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Paper Abstract

In the past few years a family of solid state sensors called Charge Transfer Devices (CTD's) have been developed for the television industry. These devices show promise of being superior to the Image Dissector as a stellar sensor and a number of technology programs have begun to develop around the devices. Inherent advantages of these devices are: low voltage requirements, insensitivity to magnetic fields, good linearity, and low weight and power. Two basic types of CTD's have been developed; the Charge Coupled Device (CCD) and the Charge Injection Device (CID). This paper discusses the stellar tracking advantages of the CID over other devices and the work done by the General Electric Co. in developing a CID particularly suited for this application.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 September 1979
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0183, Space Optics II, (27 September 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957411
Show Author Affiliations
Clyde S. Jones, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (United States)
Gerald J. Michon, General Electric Co. (United States)
Hubert K. Burke, General Electric Co. (United States)
Thomas L. Vogelsong, General Electric Co. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0183:
Space Optics II
Charles L. Wyman, Editor(s)

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