3 April 1981 Multianode Microchannel Array Detectors For Space Shuttle Imaging Applications
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Proceedings Volume 0265, Shuttle Pointing of Electro-Optical Experiments; (1981) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.959858
Event: 1981 Los Angeles Technical Symposium, 1980, Los Angeles, United States
The Multi-Anode Microchannel Arrays (MAMAs) are a family of photoelectric, photon-counting array detectors that have been developed and qualified specifically for use in space. MAMA detectors with formats as large as 256 x 1024 pixels are now in use or under construction for a variety of imaging and tracking applications. These photo-emissive detectors can be operated in a windowless configuration at extreme ultraviolet and soft x-ray wavelengths or in a sealed configuration at ultraviolet and visible wavelengths. The construction and modes-of-operation of the MAMA detectors are briefly described and the scientific objectives of a number of sounding rocket and Space Shuttle instruments utilizing these detectors are outlined. Performance characteristics of the MAMA detectors that are of fundamental importances for operation in the Space Shuttle environment are described and compared with those of the photo-conductive array detectors such as the CCDs and CIDs.
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J. Gethyn Timothy, J. Gethyn Timothy, Richard L. Bybee, Richard L. Bybee, } "Multianode Microchannel Array Detectors For Space Shuttle Imaging Applications", Proc. SPIE 0265, Shuttle Pointing of Electro-Optical Experiments, (3 April 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.959858; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.959858


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