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Detector characterization for the JWST fine guidance sensor
Author(s): Neil Rowlands; Gerry Warner; Charles Berndt; Earl Hartwig
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Paper Abstract

The James Webb Space Telescope Fine Guidance Sensor makes use of three 2048×2048 five micron cutoff HAWAII- 2RG HgCdTe detectors from Teledyne Imaging Systems. The FGS consists of two Guider channels and one Tunable Filter Imager (TFI) channel. We report here on our efforts to optimize the performance of the FGS detector sub-system consisting of the detector arrays, the Teledyne SIDECAR ASIC, and the FGS specific SIDECAR Control Electronics. The FGS-Guider has a number of unique readout modes which are required to support observatory operations, requiring different optimizations for these readout modes compared to those required for science observations with the TFI.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 July 2010
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7742, High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy IV, 77421T (20 July 2010);
Show Author Affiliations
Neil Rowlands, COM DEV Canada (Canada)
Gerry Warner, COM DEV Canada (Canada)
Charles Berndt, COM DEV Canada (Canada)
Earl Hartwig, COM DEV Canada (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7742:
High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy IV
Andrew D. Holland; David A. Dorn, Editor(s)

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