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Recent focal plane arrays for astronomy and remote sensing applications at RVS
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Paper Abstract

Raytheon Vision Systems (RVS) arrays are being deployed world-wide in ground based and space based platforms. RVS has a family of high performance visible through far infrared detector arrays for astronomy and civil space applications. Unique and off-the-shelf product lines are readily available to the community. Large sensor chip assemblies using various detector materials like Si PIN, HgCdTe, InSb, and Si:As IBC, covering a detection range from visible (400nm) to mid-wave infrared (28μm, MWIR) have been demonstrated with excellent quantum efficiency, dark current, and uniformity. These focal plane arrays have been designed using state-of-the-art low noise, low power, and radiation hardened readout integrated circuits. Complete with optical filters, opto-mechanical packaging, active thermal cooling with matching thermal straps, and optional electronics, RVS provides complete solutions for a multitude of sensor types and mission objectives. This paper describes the recent developments of focal plane assemblies for upcoming missions and telescope platforms.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 July 2010
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7742, High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy IV, 77421L (30 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.858290
Show Author Affiliations
Richard J. Peralta, Raytheon Vision Systems (United States)
Eric Beuville, Raytheon Vision Systems (United States)
Elizabeth Corrales, Raytheon Vision Systems (United States)
John Drab, Raytheon Vision Systems (United States)
Shawn Erving, Raytheon Vision Systems (United States)
Andrew Gin, Raytheon Vision Systems (United States)
Robert Mills, Raytheon Vision Systems (United States)
Charles Rabkin, Raytheon Vision Systems (United States)

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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