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Design, Qualification, Calibration and Alignment of Position Sensing Detector for the NuSTAR Space Mission

Liebe, Carl Christian and Bauman, Bruce W. and Clark, Gerald R. and Cook, Rick and Kecman, Branislav and Madsen, Kristin Kruse and Mao, Peter and Meras, Patrick, Jr. and Miyasaka, Hiromasa and Cooper, Mark and Scholz, Christopher and Sedaka, Jack (2012) Design, Qualification, Calibration and Alignment of Position Sensing Detector for the NuSTAR Space Mission. IEEE Sensors Journal, 12 (6). pp. 2006-2013. ISSN 1530-437X. doi:10.1109/JSEN.2011.2181355.

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A commercial position sensing detector (PSD) has been used to measure mast deflections on a space based X-ray telescope (NuSTAR). This paper describes the space qualification process for utilizing a commercial PSD sensor in space. This discussion includes packaging, environmental testing, selection of flight candidate devices, calibration and alignment.

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Madsen, Kristin Kruse0000-0003-1252-4891
Miyasaka, Hiromasa0000-0002-8074-4186
Additional Information:© 2012 IEEE. Manuscript received September 6, 2011; revised November 29, 2011; accepted December 8, 2011; Date of publication January 2, 2012; date of current version April 25, 2012. This work was supported in part by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Space Radiation Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Space Sciences Laboratory, U.C. Berkeley, and Pacific Silicon Sensor, Inc., and was sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The associate editor coordinating the review of this paper and approving it for publication was Prof. Julian C. C. Chan.
Group:Space Radiation Laboratory, NuSTAR
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U. C. Berkeley Space Sciences LaboratoryUNSPECIFIED
Pacific Silicon Sensor, IncUNSPECIFIED
Subject Keywords:Metrology system; NuSTAR; position sensing detector; space qualification
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INSPEC Accession Number12694671
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Official Citation:Liebe, C.C.; Bauman, B.W.; Clark, G.R.; Cook, R.; Kecman, B.; Madsen, K.K.; Mao, P.; Meras, P.; Miyasaka, H.; Cooper, M.; Scholz, C.; Sedaka, J.; , "Design, Qualification, Calibration and Alignment of Position Sensing Detector for the NuSTAR Space Mission," Sensors Journal, IEEE , vol.12, no.6, pp.2006-2013, June 2012 doi: 10.1109/JSEN.2011.2181355
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