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Application of electron multiplying CCD technology in space instrumentation
Author(s): P. J. Pool; D. G. Morris; D. J. Burt; R. T. Bell; A. D. Holland; D. R. Smith
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Paper Abstract

Electron multiplying CCD (EMCCD) technology has found important initial applications in low light surveillance and photon starved scientific instrumentation. This paper discusses the attributes of the EMCCD which make it useful for certain space instruments, particularly those which are photon starved, and explores likely risks from the radiation expected in such instruments.

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Date Published: 25 August 2005
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5902, Focal Plane Arrays for Space Telescopes II, 59020A (25 August 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.621627
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P. J. Pool, e2v Technologies (United Kingdom)
D. G. Morris, e2v Technologies (United Kingdom)
D. J. Burt, e2v Technologies (United Kingdom)
R. T. Bell, e2v Technologies (United Kingdom)
A. D. Holland, Brunel Univ. (United Kingdom)
D. R. Smith, Brunel Univ. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5902:
Focal Plane Arrays for Space Telescopes II
Thomas J. Grycewicz; Cheryl J. Marshall, Editor(s)

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