6 February 2006 Large area devices at Semiconductor Technology Associates, Inc.
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Recent discoveries show new promise for a formerly assumed extinct technology, CCDs. A primary limitation to the implementation of new ground-based astronomy measurement techniques is the inaccuracy of navigation and targeting due to error in the celestial frame of reference. This celestial frame of reference is relied upon for satellite attitude determination, payload calibration, in-course missile adjustments, space surveillance, and accurate star positions used as fiducial points. STA will describe the development of an ultrahigh resolution CCD (up to the maximum limit of a 150 mm wafer) that integrates high dynamic range and fast readout that will substantially decrease the error in the celestial reference frame. STA will also discuss prior and ongoing experience with large area CCD focal-plane arrays which include innovative design and fabrication techniques that ensure performance and yield.
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Kasey Boggs, Richard Bredthauer, "Large area devices at Semiconductor Technology Associates, Inc.", Proc. SPIE 6068, Sensors, Cameras, and Systems for Scientific/Industrial Applications VII, 60680I (6 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.644327; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.644327
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