16 - 21 June 2024
Yokohama, Japan
Conference 13093 > Paper 13093-3
Paper 13093-3

Performance of the SPARCS UV camera and detectors

16 June 2024 • 09:10 - 09:30 Japan Standard Time | Room G414/415, North - 4F

Abstract

The Star-Planet Activity Research CubeSat (SPARCS) is 6U CubeSat whose mission will be to observe low-mass stars in two ultraviolet (UV) bands. SPARCS will provide time-dependent spectral slope, intensity, and evolution of stellar radiation with the goal of understanding the short- and long-term variability of these targets. Here we summarize the performance of SPARCam, the science camera for SPARCS. SPARCam is a two-detector camera system allowing independent commanding of two delta-doped, UV CCD47-20 detectors, separately optimized for the SPARCS near UV (NUV) and far UV (FUV) bands. The manuscript includes an overview of the UV detectors optimization and performance as well as a brief description of the camera electronics. SPARCam was designed and built by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and delivered to Arizona State University in October 2023.

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April D. Jewell
Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
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April D. Jewell
Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
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Christophe Basset
Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
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Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
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Gillian Kyne
Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
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Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
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Nathan Bush
Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
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Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
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Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
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Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
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Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
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Robin E. Rodríguez
Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
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Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
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Arizona State Univ. (United States)
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Johnathan Gamaunt
Arizona State Univ. (United States)
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AZ Space Technologies, LLC (United States)
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Arizona State Univ. (United States)
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Arizona State Univ. (United States)
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Arizona State Univ. (United States)
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Arizona State Univ. (United States)
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Arizona State Univ. (United States)
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NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
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AZ Space Technologies, LLC (United States)
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Arizona State Univ. (United States)