15 September 1993 Effects of space-radiation damage and temperature on CCD noise for the Lyman FUSE mission
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Abstract
Charge coupled device (CCD) imaging arrays are becoming more frequently used in space vehicles and equipment, especially space-based astronomical telescopes. It is important to understand the effects of radiation on a CCD so that its performance degradation during mission lifetime can be predicted, and so that methods to prevent unacceptable performance degradation can be found. Much recent work by various groups has focused on the problems surrounding the loss of charge transfer efficiency and the increase in dark current and dark current spikes in CCDs. The use of a CCD as the fine error sensor in the Lyman Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE) is limited by its noise performance. In this work we attempt to understand some of the factors surrounding the noise degradation due to radiation in a space environment. Later, we demonstrate how low frequency noise can be used as a characterization tool for studying proton radiation damage in CCDs.
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Richard G. Murowinski, Linzhuang Gao, M. Jamal Deen, "Effects of space-radiation damage and temperature on CCD noise for the Lyman FUSE mission", Proc. SPIE 1953, Photonics for Space Environments, (15 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.156564; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.156564
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CCD image sensors

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