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Comparison of laboratory and in-flight performance of infared array camera (IRAC) detector arrays on Spitzer Space Telescope

Pipher, Judith L. and Bhattacharya, Bidushi and Glaccum, William J. and Lacy, Mark and Lowrance, Patrick J. and Carey, Sean J. and Laine, Seppo and Stauffer, John and Surace, Jason A. and Reach, William T. and Wilson, Gillian (2004) Comparison of laboratory and in-flight performance of infared array camera (IRAC) detector arrays on Spitzer Space Telescope. In: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Space Telescopes. Proceedings of SPIE. No.5487. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, pp. 234-243. ISBN 9780819454195.

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The Infrared Array Camera (IRAC) on Spitzer Space Telescope includes four Raytheon Vision Systems focal plane arrays, two with InSb detectors, and two with Si:As detectors. A brief comparison of pre- flight laboratory results vs. in-flight performance is given, including quantum efficiency and noise, as well as a discussion of irregular effects, such as residual image performance, "first frame effect", "banding", "column pull-down" and multiplexer bleed. Anomalies not encountered in pre-flight testing, as well as post-flight laboratory tests on these anomalies at the University of Rochester and at NASA Ames using sister parts to the flight arrays, are emphasized.

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Additional Information:© 2004 Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). This work is based on observations made with the Spitzer Space Telescope, which is operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of technology under NASA contract 1407, and by experimental support work at NASA Ames under "Infrared Detector Development Support", FY 04 RTOP 188-02-01 and at the University of Rochester under grant SVS 660011 from Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO), which in turn is supported by NASA through Contract Number 960541 issued by JPL for IRAC. Support for the writing of this paper is under SAO grant SV4-74011.
Group:Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC)
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NASARTOP 188-02-01
Smithsonian Astrophysical ObservatorySVS 660011
Smithsonian Astrophysical ObservatorySV4-74011
Subject Keywords:Spitzer Space Telescope, Mid-wave infrared (MWIR), Long-wave infrared (LWIR), Detector Array, InSb, Si:As IBC
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Issue or Number:5487
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Official Citation:Judith L. Pipher, Craig W. McMurtry, William J. Forrest, Craig R. McCreight, Mark E. McKelvey, Robert E. McMurray, Roy R. Johnson, Giovanni G. Fazio, Joseph L. Hora, Lori E. Allen, Matthew L. N. Ashby, Pauline Barmby, Lynne K. Deutsch, Jiasheng Huang, Massimo Marengo, S. Thomas Megeath, Michael A. Pahre, Brian Michael Patten, Zhong Wang, Steven P. Willner, William F. Hoffmann, Samuel Harvey Moseley, Richard G. Arendt, Danny J. Krebs, Peter R. Eisenhardt, Daniel Stern, Varoujan Gorjian, Bidushi Bhattacharya, William J. Glaccum, Mark David Lacy, Patrick J. Lowrance, Sean J. Carey, Seppo Jalmari Laine, John R. Stauffer, Jason A. Surace, William T. Reach, Gillian Wilson, "Comparison of laboratory and in-flight performance of infared array camera (IRAC) detector arrays on Spitzer Space Telescope," Proc. SPIE 5487, Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Space Telescopes, (12 October 2004)
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