1 September 1991 InSb linear multiplexed FPAs for the CRAF/Cassini visible and infrared mapping spectrometer
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This paper provides a review of a custom multiplexer circuit designed for use with a 256 element InSb linear array in the CRAF/Cassini VIMS instruments. The requirements, operation noise model and test results from a prototype 1 x 64 array are discussed. The infrared focal plane array (FPA) preliminary design and the impact of the new multiplexer on the instruments' predicted performance will be discussed. Emphasis will be placed on the multiplexer that was designed for the CRAF/Cassini missions. The FPA assembly combines electronic and optical components into a single hermetically sealed hybrid package. The detector configuration is that of a linear dual-multiplexed indium antimonide array with 256 elements, each 103 x 200 on 123-micron centers.
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Curtiss A. Niblack, Michael A. Blessinger, John J. Forsthoefel, Craig O. Staller, Harold R. Sobel, "InSb linear multiplexed FPAs for the CRAF/Cassini visible and infrared mapping spectrometer", Proc. SPIE 1494, Space Astronomical Telescopes and Instruments, (1 September 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46739; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.46739
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