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Author(s): Jack. T Williams; Donna Weistrop
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The Mosaicked Optical Self-scanned Array Imaging Camera (MOSAIC), is a 50 cm2 active area detector system encompassing 5.76 million picture elements. This camera is being developed for use in astronomical instrumentation requiring the use of large area imaging detectors with high resolution photon counting capability in the space ultraviolet. This paper gives a descriptive outline of the MOSAIC camera system including: the 100 mm diameter microchannel plate intensifier, the 3x3 array of 800x800 pixel charge coupled devices, the signal processing and buffer storage subsystem, the electronic support and control subsystem, and the data processing subsystem. Performance characteristics of the camera and its subsystems are presented, based on system analysis.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 January 1984
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0445, Instrumentation in Astronomy V, (9 January 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.966150
Show Author Affiliations
Jack. T Williams, Goddard Space Flight Center (United States)
Donna Weistrop, Goddard Space Flight Center (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0445:
Instrumentation in Astronomy V
Alec Boksenberg; David L. Crawford, Editor(s)

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