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21 September 2012 Detector systems for the mid-infrared camera and spectrometer on board SPICA
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Mid-infrared Camera and Spectrometer (MCS) is one of focal plane instruments for SPICA (Space Infrared Telescope for Cosmology and Astrophysics), which have 3 m class 6 K cooled telescope. MCS will provide wide field imaging and low-, medium-, and high-resolution spectroscopic observing capabilities with 7 detectors in the wavelength range from 5 to 38 micron. Large format array detectors are required in order to realize wide field of view in imaging and wide spectral coverage in spectroscopy. We are planning to cover the wavelength range of 5-26 micron by Si:As IBC 2K x 2K and 20-38 micron by Si:Sb BIB 1K x 1K. The development status and their design including the electrical and thermal design are described.
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Takehiko Wada, Hirokazu Kataza, Hideo Matsuhara, Mitsunobu Kawada, and Daisuke Ishihara "Detector systems for the mid-infrared camera and spectrometer on board SPICA", Proc. SPIE 8442, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 84423V (21 September 2012); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.927110
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