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Operation and performance of the ASIC for the GERB IR focal plane assembly
Author(s): Nick Nelms; Gillian I. Butcher; C. H. Whitford; Richard E. Cole; Oliver Blake; R. Williams; L. Nuttall
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Paper Abstract

The Geostationary Earth Radiation Budget (GERB) instrument employs a 256 element thermoelectric linear array. As part of the read-out electronics, a custom ASIC has been developed which provides parallel signal processing and digitization for 64 detector pixels. Four of these ASICs combine to provide complete detector read-out, culminating in a single serial digital interface for data output. We present details of the operation and performance of the ASIC achieved as part of the GERB focal plane assembly (FPA).

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Date Published: 6 December 1999
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3759, Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing VII, (6 December 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.372669
Show Author Affiliations
Nick Nelms, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
Gillian I. Butcher, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
C. H. Whitford, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
Richard E. Cole, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
Oliver Blake, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
R. Williams, Cambridge Consultants Ltd. (United Kingdom)
L. Nuttall, Cambridge Consultants Ltd. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3759:
Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing VII
Marija Strojnik; Bjorn F. Andresen, Editor(s)

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