GOES-R Launch

The GOES-R weather satellite (now GOES-16) launched on Nov. 19, 2016 with a CCD sensor which was backside processed at ITL. The sensor was developed by Semiconductor Technology Associates, Inc. for the Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) instrument.

Originally posted 3 Jan 2017

2017/09/22 04:13 · mlesser

CSS Updated with 10kx10k ITL CCDs

The Catalina Sky Survey telescopes have been upgraded with 10kx10k CCD sensors which were backside processed at ITL. See this link for more information.

Updated 29 Jan, 2017

2017/09/22 04:15 · mlesser

URAT Four 10kx10k CCD Mosaic

A mosaic of four STA1600 10kx10k CCDs which were all backside processed at ITL is used in the USNO Robotic Astrometric Telescope (URAT).See this link for more details.

2017/09/22 03:56 · mlesser

WIYN ODI

Additional STA2200 CCDs have been added to the WIYN ODI focal plane to make a “half gigapixel” camera. The 5×6 array can be seen in the photo below after installation of the detectors.

ITL produced the back illuminated STA2200 Orthogonal Transfer CCDs for the WIYN One Degree Imager project. Engineering verification was completed by the WIYN team on September 17. See this link for details.

Originally posted 6 Sep 2016 and January 22, 2015

2017/09/22 03:54 · mlesser

VIRUS

This project was recently completed with the final delivery of the 200th STA3600A CCD sensor to the University of Texas.

The University of Arizona Imaging Technology Lab has made its first delivery of image detectors to the University of Texas. They’re destined to become part of the Hobby-Eberly Telescope Dark Energy Experiment (HETDEX). These detectors which are highly sensitive to light will be an integral part of a fiber optic fed spectrograph. Once completed, the instrument will begin analyzing light from 1 million galaxies over a three year period. The gathered data will add to our knowledge of dark energy, the mysterious force causing the universe to expand at an ever increasing rate. University of Arizona Optical Sciences are contracted to make the optics for HETDEX. In addition to the University of Texas and the UA, Pennsylvania State University, Texas A & M, and several European institutes are involved in this endeavor.

Originally posted 6 Sep 2016 and August 1, 2014

2017/09/22 04:04 · mlesser

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