Accession Number:

ADB017183

Title:

Advanced Slit Detectors

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 15 Apr 1974-12 Sep 1975

Corporate Author:

HONEYWELL RADIATION CENTER LEXINGTON MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

76.0

Abstract:

The specific objectives of this program were to fabricate, characterize and deliver forty gallium phosphide photoconductive slit detectors 0.05 x 0.0005 sq in. and subject 35 of these detectors to a series of environmental tests temperature cycle, humidity, vibration, solar exposure, thermal vacuum, electron irradiation, proton irradiation, and gamma ray exposure before delivery. Each detector was characterized for sensitivity, noise, dark resistance, speed of response and spectral response prior to and after each environmental exposure. Overall, these detectors have clearly demonstrated the capability of high sensitivity, sufficient speed and high tolerance to severe environmental conditions for future use in a strapdown stellar sensor.

Subject Categories:

  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE