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Photon-Counting Array Detectors For Space And Ground-Based Studies At Ultraviolet And Vacuum Ultraviolet (VUV) Wavelengths
Author(s): J. Gethyn Timothy; Richard L. Bybee
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Paper Abstract

The Multi-Anode Microchannel Arrays (MAMAs) are a family of photoelectric photon-counting array detectors, with formats as large as (256 x 1024)-pixels that can be operated in a windowless configuration at vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) and soft x-ray wavelengths or in a sealed configuration at ultraviolet and visible wavelengths. In this paper, we describe the construction and modes of operation of (1 x 1024)-pixel and (24 x 1024)-pixel MAMA detector systems that are being built and qualified for use in sounding-rocket spectrometers for solar and stellar observations at wavelengths below 1300 A. We also describe briefly the performance characteristics of the MAMA detectors at ultraviolet and VUV wavelengths.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 November 1981
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 0279, Ultraviolet and Vacuum Ultraviolet Systems, (9 November 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.965715
Show Author Affiliations
J. Gethyn Timothy, University of Colorado (United States)
Richard L. Bybee, Ball Aerospace Systems Division (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0279:
Ultraviolet and Vacuum Ultraviolet Systems
William R. Hunter, Editor(s)

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