Developments in the EM-CCD camera for OGRE

James H. Tutt, Randall L. McEntaffer, Casey Deroo, Ted Schultz, Drew M. Miles, William Zhang, Neil J. Murray, Andrew D. Holland, Webster Cash, Thomas Rogers, Steve O'dell, Jessica Gaskin, Jeff Kolodziejczak, Anthony M. Evagora, Karen Holland, David Colebrook

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The Off-plane Grating Rocket Experiment (OGRE) is a sub-orbital rocket payload designed to advance the development of several emerging technologies for use on space missions. The payload consists of a high resolution soft X-ray spectrometer based around an optic made from precision cut and ground, single crystal silicon mirrors, a module of off-plane gratings and a camera array based around Electron Multiplying CCD (EM-CCD) technology. This paper gives an overview of OGRE with emphasis on the detector array; specifically this paper will address the reasons that EM-CCDs are the detector of choice and the advantages and disadvantages that this technology offers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHigh Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy VI
ISBN (Print)9780819496225
StatePublished - 2014
EventHigh Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy VI - Montreal, QC, Canada
Duration: Jun 22 2014Jun 25 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


OtherHigh Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy VI
CityMontreal, QC

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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