Title

Testing of mid-infrared detector arrays for FORCAST

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

12-1-2004

Abstract

This paper presents results on performance testing of mid-infrared detector arrays for the Faint Object Infrared Camera for the SOFIA Telescope (FORCAST). FORCAST is a two-channel camera that utilizes a Si:As blocked impurity band (BIB) 256 × 256 detector array for imaging through discrete filters at 5 - 25 microns, and a Si:Sb BIB 256 × 256 detector array for imaging at 25 - 40 microns, over a 3.2' × 3.2' field of view, under high thermal background conditions. DRS Technologies has designed and fabricated several Si:As BIB and Si:Sb BIB engineering grade detector arrays which we test as candidate arrays for FORCAST. We present their initial laboratory test performance results.

Publication Name

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering

Volume Number

5499

First Page

442

Last Page

451

DOI

10.1117/12.551490

Article

49

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