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1 May 1986 Testing and Characterisation of CCDs for the ROSAT Star Sensors
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Proceedings Volume 0591, Solid-State Imagers and Their Applications; (1986)
Event: 1985 International Technical Symposium/Europe, 1985, Cannes, France
This paper discusses a programme to test and partially qualify CCDs for use in space. The particular application is for high accuracy star sensors; the CCDs are P8600 series devices, manufactured by GEC UK and are supplied mounted on Peltier coolers. Parameters of interest are noise, dark signal and response non-uniformities, charge transfer efficiency and saturation level as well as overall package quality and long-term reliability. The performance testing uses conventional optical techniques plus X-ray calibration. The qualification and screening programme involves burn-in, mechanical vibration, thermal cycling, and life testing. As an illustration, some of the latest performance data are presented.
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G. R. Hopkinson, D. J. Purll, M. D. Skipper, and B. Taylor "Testing and Characterisation of CCDs for the ROSAT Star Sensors", Proc. SPIE 0591, Solid-State Imagers and Their Applications, (1 May 1986);


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