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


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


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

LSST Focalplane Sensors

ITL was recently selected to produce “First Article” sensors for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope. The sensors will be the Semiconductor Technology Associates, Inc. STA3800C Charge-Coupled Devices (CCDs) which will be backside processed, custom-packaged, and characterized by ITL.

originally posted June 1, 2014

ITL completed delivery of the “First Article” LSST STA3800 CCD sensors for the LSST project. These 4k x 4k 10 micron pixel sensors have 16 video channels each and approximately five electrons read noise with a two second readout time. They have a peak quantum efficiency over 95% and are mechanically flat to less than 5 microns.

Originally posted 2 Jan 2017

2017/09/22 04:06 · mlesser

Antarctic Camera

Semiconductor Technology Associates, Inc. (STA) delivered two 10kx10k CCDs backside processed at ITL in the camera for the Chinese AST-3 telescope, which is at Dome-A in Antarctica. See this link for more details.

Originally posted Sep 2016

2017/09/22 04:11 · mlesser

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