The Multi-Anode Microchannel Arrays (MAMAis) are a family of photoelectric, photon-counting array detectors being developed for use in instruments on both ground-baased and space-borne telescopes. These detectors combine high sensitivity and photometric stability with a high-resolution imaging capability. MAMA detectors can se operated in a windowless configuration at extreme-ultraviolet and soft x-ray wavelengths or in a sealed configuration at ultraviolet and visible wavelengths. Prototype MAMA detectors with up to 512 x 512 pixels are now being tested in the laboratory and telescope operation of a simple (10 x 10)-pixel visible-light detector has been initiated. The construction and modes-of-operation of the MAMA detectors are briefly described and performance data are presented.
J. Gethyn Timothy,
George H. Mount,
Richard L. Bybee,
"Multi-Anode Microchannel Arrays", Proc. SPIE 0190, Los Alamos Conference on Optics 1979, (13 November 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.957772; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.957772