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Focal plane electronics for the GAIA focal plane demonstrator
Author(s): Harald Michaelis; Thomas Behnke; Alexander Lichopoj; Michael Solbrig
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Paper Abstract

The GAIA mission of the European Space Agency (ESA) comprises two Astro telescopes with a very large common focal plane. The focal plane assembly consist of about 180 CCDs and accompanying video chains. The CCDs are operating in a TDI mode with complex windowing- and binning modes. Low noise, large dynamic range, linearity are mandatory for success of the Mission. Therefore, ESA has initiated a technology demonstrator, which should demonstrate the technical feasibility. Astrium-SAS in Toulouse and DLR-IPF in Berlin have successfully performed the study, in which DLR has developed the CCD- video electronics and the Interconnection Modules for the Focal Plane Demonstrator. The requirements, the conceptional design and the results are presented in this paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 October 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6361, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites X, 63611B (3 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.689908
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Harald Michaelis, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft und Raumfahrt (Germany)
Thomas Behnke, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft und Raumfahrt (Germany)
Alexander Lichopoj, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft und Raumfahrt (Germany)
Michael Solbrig, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft und Raumfahrt (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6361:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites X
Roland Meynart; Steven P. Neeck; Haruhisa Shimoda, Editor(s)

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