1 January 1991 Space-qualified streak camera for the Geodynamic Laser Ranging System
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Abstract
A dual channel picosecond resolution streak camera receiver system must be space qualified for the GLRS instrument. This study has focused on the requirements and characteristics of the streak camera tube and its associated electronics with some analysis of the input and output interfaces to the streak camera. The major tradeoffs considered and the baseline streak camera design are discussed. A streak tube design is proposed with an internal high gain microchannel plate and fiberoptic coupling to a solid-state self-scanned CCD array readout assembly. Concerns regarding the reliablility of an avalanche transistor based sweep circuit and the radiation resistance of a CCD camera are highlighted for further study. 1.
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C. Bruce Johnson, James B. Abshire, Thomas W. Zagwodzki, L. T. Hunkler, Samuel A. Letzring, Paul A. Jaanimagi, "Space-qualified streak camera for the Geodynamic Laser Ranging System", Proc. SPIE 1346, Ultrahigh- and High-Speed Photography, Videography, Photonics, and Velocimetry '90, (1 January 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.23383; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.23383
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