A novel CCD for application in high frame rate Geostationary space based imaging

Richard Bredthauer, Kasey Boggs, Greg Bredthauer, Earl Aamodt, Hugh Christian, Michael Lesser, Karen Gheno, Bill Reeve

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Abstract

The Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) instrument selected to fly on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) GOES-R Series environmental satellites has very unique requirements as compared to an imaging array. GLM's requirements to monitor lightning on a continental scale will provide new insight into the formation, distribution, morphology and evolution of storms. A 500 frame per second backside illuminated frame transfer CCD imager (STA3900A) with variable pixel size has been developed to meet these requirements. A variable pixel architecture provides a near uniform mapping of the curved surface of the earth, while 56 outputs running at 20 MHz yield greater than a 1.1 Gigapixel per second data rate with low RMS noise and high MTF. This paper will provide detailed information on design trades required. We will report CCD read noise, dark current, full well capacity, and quantum efficiency (QE).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHigh Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy V
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
EventHigh Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy V - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Jul 1 2012Jul 4 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume8453
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherHigh Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy V
CountryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period7/1/127/4/12

Keywords

  • CCDs
  • Detectors
  • GOES
  • Imaging
  • Lightning
  • Telescopes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Bredthauer, R., Boggs, K., Bredthauer, G., Aamodt, E., Christian, H., Lesser, M., Gheno, K., & Reeve, B. (2012). A novel CCD for application in high frame rate Geostationary space based imaging. In High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy V [84531N] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 8453). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.925753