Accession Number:

ADA230480

Title:

Irradiation of LWIR Detectors with X-Rays Generated Near the Sample

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL OCEAN SYSTEMS CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Report Date:

1989-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

A novel approach for testing the effects of ionizing radiation on long-wavelength infrared LWIR detectors operating in a thermally-shielded environment is described. An electron beam is introduced into a cryogenic chamber and used to generate a low-energy X-rays in a cold target foil proximate to the detector. Applications of the method include ionization induced noise and accumulated dose studies.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
  • Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE