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23 July 2014 Developments in the EM-CCD camera for OGRE
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The Off-plane Grating Rocket Experiment (OGRE) is a sub-orbital rocket payload designed to advance the development of several emerging technologies for use on space missions. The payload consists of a high resolution soft X-ray spectrometer based around an optic made from precision cut and ground, single crystal silicon mirrors, a module of off-plane gratings and a camera array based around Electron Multiplying CCD (EM-CCD) technology. This paper gives an overview of OGRE with emphasis on the detector array; specifically this paper will address the reasons that EM-CCDs are the detector of choice and the advantages and disadvantages that this technology offers.
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James H. Tutt, Randall L. McEntaffer, Casey DeRoo, Ted Schultz, Drew M. Miles, William Zhang, Neil J. Murray, Andrew D. Holland, Webster Cash, Thomas Rogers, Steve O'Dell, Jessica Gaskin, Jeff Kolodziejczak, Anthony M. Evagora, Karen Holland, and David Colebrook "Developments in the EM-CCD camera for OGRE", Proc. SPIE 9154, High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy VI, 91540E (23 July 2014); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2054872
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