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A Radiation Test Facility Utilizing A Variable Flux Electron Beam Source
Author(s): D. M. Ritt; A. H. Kalma; W. E. Hall; S. W. Mallik; A. G. Beckmann
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Paper Abstract

A facility capable of producing very high gamma flux levels and rapid total dose accumulation for testing infrared detectors and multiplexed hybrid arrays has been developed. Effective gamma fluxes from 108 to 1014 gamma/cm2-sec equivalent are routinely achieved. Total dose testing has been performed on various devices at rates between 0.5 rads(Si)/second and 50,000 rads(Si)/second. Testing has been performed at temperatures between 5K and 77K and optical backgrounds as low as 1 • 1011 photons/cm2-sec. In addition to the electron beam, a low level gamma source facility and complete electronics test suite are described. Data will be presented for several types of detectors and hybrids to demonstrate test capabilities and device response.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 1989
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 1108, Test and Evaluation of Infrared Detectors and Arrays, (25 September 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.960694
Show Author Affiliations
D. M. Ritt, Mission Research Corporation (United States)
A. H. Kalma, Mission Research Corporation (United States)
W. E. Hall, Mission Research Corporation (United States)
S. W. Mallik, Mission Research Corporation (United States)
A. G. Beckmann, Mission Research Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1108:
Test and Evaluation of Infrared Detectors and Arrays
Forney M. Hoke, Editor(s)

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