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An Interdigitated Pixel PIN Detector for Energetic Particle Spectroscopy in Space

Mewaldt, R. A. and Cook, W. R. and Cummings, A. C. and Cunningham, T. J. and Mazed, M. and Fossum, E. R. (1993) An Interdigitated Pixel PIN Detector for Energetic Particle Spectroscopy in Space. In: Proceedings of the Small Instrument Workshop. National Aeronautics Space Division , Washington, DC, pp. 1-6.

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We describe a new two-dimensional position-sensitive detector, now under development, for use in space-borne energetic particle spectrometers. The novel feature of this device is the use of interdigitated pixels to provide both dimensions of position information from a single side of the detector, while a measurement of the energy deposition is derived from the opposite side. An advantage of this approach is that significant reductions in the complexity, power, and weight of the associated read-out electronics can be realized without sacrificing position or energy resolution.

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Additional Information:This work was supported by NASA under grant NAGW-2806. We appreciate helpful discussions with T. Daud.
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