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Sensor system development for the WSO-UV (World Space Observatory–Ultraviolet) space-based astronomical telescope
Author(s): Chris Hayes-Thakore; Stephen Spark; Peter Pool; Andrew Walker; Matthew Clapp; Nick Waltham; Andrey Shugarov
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Paper Abstract

As part of a strategy to provide increasingly complex systems to customers, e2v is currently developing the sensor solution for focal plane array for the WSO-UV (World Space Observatory – Ultraviolet) programme, a Russian led 170 cm space astronomical telescope. This is a fully integrated sensor system for the detection of UV light across 3 channels: 2 high resolution spectrometers covering wavelengths of 115 – 176 nm and 174 – 310 nm and a Long-Slit Spectrometer covering 115 nm – 310 nm. This paper will describe the systematic approach and technical solution that has been developed based on e2v’s long heritage, CCD experience and expertise. It will show how this approach is consistent with the key performance requirements and the overall environment requirements that the delivered system will experience through ground test, integration, storage and flight.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 October 2015
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 9639, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XIX, 96390U (12 October 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2199922
Show Author Affiliations
Chris Hayes-Thakore, e2v Technologies (United Kingdom)
Stephen Spark, e2v Technologies (United Kingdom)
Peter Pool, e2v Technologies (United Kingdom)
Andrew Walker, e2v Technologies (United Kingdom)
Matthew Clapp, STFC Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Nick Waltham, STFC Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Andrey Shugarov, Institute of Astronomy (Russian Federation)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9639:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XIX
Roland Meynart; Steven P. Neeck; Haruhisa Shimoda, Editor(s)

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