29 September 2004 Advanced technology trends for astronomy at Rockwell Scientific
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This paper discusses the latest technologies for space and ground-based astronomy being pursued by Rockwell Scientific. The discussion covers the latest demonstrated performance of large format NIR (~1.7um cutoff) detectors mated to the HAWAII-2RG readout integrated circuit, our proven readout for large-format arrays for astronomy. Developmental work is presented on the HAWAII-4RG family (consisting of 4k x 4k, 4k x 8k, and 8k x 8k formats), RSC’s newest additions planned to the HAWAII series of astronomy readout integrated circuits. We also present the status of our multifunctional command-and-control ASIC for FPAs, which was first reported at the August 2002 SPIE.
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Selmer S. Wong, Markus Loose, Eric C. Piquette, James D. Garnett, Majid Zandian, Mark C. Farris, "Advanced technology trends for astronomy at Rockwell Scientific", Proc. SPIE 5499, Optical and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy, (29 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.553254; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.553254
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