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8 September 1995 Performance results of the STIS flight MAMA detectors
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The Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS), a next-generation instrument for the Hubble Space Telescope, has begun the fabrication of the flight units (plus spares) of the multi-anode microchannel array (MAMA) detectors. STIS will fly two MAMA detectors, one with a CsI photocathode covering the short-wavelength (1150-1750 angstrom) band and a second with Cs2Te covering the 1650-3100 angstrom band. Good tube yields continue to be realized with many of the MAMAs exceeding flight specifications by substantial amounts in key parameters. Evnironmental testing on the earlier engineering model units (EMUs) demonstrate the ruggedness of the tube design. We present performance results of the STIS flight MAMAs which have been fabricated to date. Life and other engineering tests on EMU detectors will be presented as well.
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Charles L. Joseph, Vic S. Argabright, James Abraham, Dave Dieball, Steven Franka, Max Styonavich, Charles N. Van Houten, Anthony C. Danks, and Bruce E. Woodgate "Performance results of the STIS flight MAMA detectors", Proc. SPIE 2551, Photoelectronic Detectors, Cameras, and Systems, (8 September 1995);

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