17 September 2007 ××Cryogenic testing of a 1024×1024 Si:As array for WISE
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The Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) is a NASA MidEx mission which will survey the entire sky at 3.3, 4.7, 12 and 23 microns. As with most all-sky surveys, WISE results will address many fundamental topics, but the passbands and sensitivity are particularly well suited to study the distribution and evolutionary history of brown dwarfs and ultra-luminous IR galaxies. The two long wavelength bands will use 1024x1024 Si:As BIB detectors manufactured by DRS Sensors & Targeting Systems. NASA ARC has optimized the operating parameters as well as conducted detailed cryogenic performance and radiation testing of a prototype array. Dark current, noise performance, and radiation test results will be reported.
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Jessie L. Dotson, Mark McKelvey, Robert McMurray, John Goebel, Amanda Mainzer, "××Cryogenic testing of a 1024×1024 Si:As array for WISE", Proc. SPIE 6690, Focal Plane Arrays for Space Telescopes III, 66900F (17 September 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.731812; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.731812
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