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Detector Arrays For Photometric Measurements At Soft X-Ray, Ultraviolet And Visible Wavelengths
Author(s): J. Gethyn Timothy; George H. Mount; Richard L. Bybee
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Paper Abstract

The capabilities of conventional optical systems and detectors have proved inadequate for many measurements in space astronomy. In order to overcome these limitations a family of photoelectric photon-counting array detectors has been developed for use in instruments on space-borne telescopes. The Multi-Anode Microchannel Array (MAMA) detector system can be operated in a windowless configuration at extreme-ultraviolet and soft x-ray wavelengths or in a sealed configuration at ultraviolet and visible wave-lengths. MAMA detectors with up to (512 x 512)-pixels are now under evaluation. In this paper the construction and modes-of-operation of the MAMA detectors are described and the designs of spectrometers utilizing the array detectors are outlined.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 September 1979
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 0183, Space Optics II, (27 September 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957412
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. 0183:
Space Optics II
Charles L. Wyman, Editor(s)

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