has been involved in a number of electro-optical research
projects. Below are a sample of the projects Sci-in has created
Naval Research Lab
Research Lab CCD Camera is part of a satellite payload (SHIMMER)
that will measure the global distribution of middle atmospheric
hydroxyl. A Single stage thermoelectric cooler runs the CCD
(SITe 1K x 1K 24µ Back Illuminated CCD) at -40°
Camera size is 4.5" diameter and the total weight is
only 1.3 pounds. The CCD Camera is located in back looking
towards you with the vacuum hose, connected to a Spatial Heterodyne
Spectrometer used to take High resolution narrow band spectroscopy.
CCD camera assemblies with 4-Stage thermoelectric cooler are
designed to operate inside a large vacuum chamber for Eclipse
CCD 47-10 Back Illuminated (1K x 1K x 13µ Pixel array)
operates at -60°C (total T 70°C) with <3.0e noise
using FHH Engineering electronics. The bottom right picture
above is the camera installed on the optical table.
CCD Camera uses a Marconi 2K x 2K 13.5µ pixel array,
thinned back illuminated, with 4-Stage TEC allows operating
temperature of <-60°C with hot side at +10°C. This
camera (named "Sleuth") is pre-programmed and remotely
operated for observing every night at Palomar Obs.
two photos show the Sleuth CCD Camera with Dr. David Charbonneau
attaching a lens to the camera in the photo on the left.
the Palomar Interactive Web Site by clicking here.
is a camera mounted under Sleuth pointed up to take snapshots
of sky to make movies. Term Engineering also has equipment
used with STARE pictured (cameras on telescopes) in this location.