AAS 202nd Meeting, May 2003
Session 4 Instrumentation: Space Missions
Poster, Monday, May 26, 2003, 9:20am-6:30pm, West Exhibit Hall

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[4.01] Detailed Performance of IR Detectors for WFC3

R.J. Hill (SSAI/GSFC), A. Waczynski (GST/GSFC), Y. Wen (SSAI/GSFC), S.D. Johnson, E. Polidan (GST/GSFC), E. Malumuth (SSAI/GSFC), M. Robberto (STScI)

Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3), which is to be installed on the Hubble Space Telescope during Servicing Mission 4, will employ a 1Kx1K Rockwell HgCdTe detector in the focal plane of its IR channel. In-depth studies of the performance of these detectors have been made at the GSFC Detector Characterization Lab. These detectors represent a significant improvement in performance over earlier generations of IR detectors. We present here the results of detailed investigations of the on-board reference pixels, noise properties, bias stability and other features of these devices. The scientific performance of the flight-selected detectors is presented in a companion paper by Robberto et.al.

The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: hill@tophat.gsfc.nasa.gov

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