Dr. Jesper M. Skottfelt
Research Fellow at The Open University
SPIE Involvement:
Area of Expertise:
Astronomy , Instrumentation , Charge-coupled devices , Simulation
Profile Summary

Jesper Skottfelt has worked at the Open University since 2015, where he started as a PostDoc creating a charge transfer simulation code for the CCDs for the VIS instrument on the ESA Euclid mission. in 2017 he became a Research Fellow with responsibility for the whole data analysis part of the Euclid VIS radiation damage campaign, working especially on the trap pumping method and analysis. He is now leading the trap pumping definition and analysis that will be performed as part of the in-orbit calibration routines for Euclid VIS.

He is also working on a number of other projects involving detector simulation, testing and development. This includes work on the radiation damage of the detectors on the Gaia space telescope, detector testing for the Canadian UV telescope CASTOR, and building a setup for doing UV Quantum Efficiency measurements.

Jesper did his PhD in Astronomy at the Niels Bohr Institute at Copenhagen University in Denmark. Here he worked on an Electron Multiplying CCD instrument and was responsible for the for the instrument control software and data analysis software, and did the installation and testing of the instrument at the Danish 1.54m Telescope in Chile. Using this instrument he, among other things, worked on stellar variability studies of Galactic globular clusters, and is involved in the search for exoplanets using the gravitational microlensing method.
Publications (17)

Proceedings Article | 29 August 2022 Presentation + Paper
Saad Ahmed, David Hall, Jesper Skottfelt, Ben Dryer, Andrew Holland, Cian Crowley, Jose Hernandez
Proceedings Volume 12191, 121911G (2022) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2629273
KEYWORDS: Charge-coupled devices, Data modeling, Calibration, Space operations, Monte Carlo methods, Modeling, Silicon, Sensors, Instrument modeling

Proceedings Article | 29 August 2022 Presentation + Paper
Proceedings Volume 12191, 121911F (2022) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2629896
KEYWORDS: Calibration, Charge-coupled devices, Data modeling, Electrons, Sensors, Galactic astronomy, Computer simulations, Data corrections, Solid modeling, Image sensors

Proceedings Article | 29 August 2022 Presentation + Paper
Michael Hoenk, April Jewell, Gillian Kyne, John Hennessy, Todd Jones, Samuel Cheng, Shouleh Nikzad, David Morris, Katherine Lawrie, Jesper Skottfelt
Proceedings Volume 12191, 1219113 (2022) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2631542
KEYWORDS: Sensors, Charge-coupled devices, Quantum efficiency, Silicon, Interfaces, Ultraviolet radiation, Semiconducting wafers, CMOS sensors, Back illuminated sensors, Data modeling

Proceedings Article | 29 August 2022 Presentation
Proceedings Volume 12191, 121910D (2022) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2630022

Proceedings Article | 29 August 2022 Presentation
Proceedings Volume 12191, 121910A (2022) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2627483

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