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Company Awarded Contracts for IR Sensors

Photonics Spectra
Sep 2002
Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT) and Gemini Observatory have awarded Rockwell Scientific Co. LLC two $2.2 million contracts to produce molecular beam epitaxy mercury cadmium telluride 2048 X 2048 short-wave IR sensor chip assemblies on Rockwell's Hawaii-2RG multiplexers. Sets of four focal plane arrays will be tiled into 2 X 2 mosaics totaling 4096 X 4096 pixels. One mosaic will be installed in the CFHT wide-field infrared camera on Mauna Kea, Hawaii, and the other in the adaptive optics near-infrared imager on Gemini South in Cerro Pachón, Chile. Both are used in ground-based astronomy applications.

The scientific observation of celestial radiation that has reached the vicinity of Earth, and the interpretation of these observations to determine the characteristics of the extraterrestrial bodies and phenomena that have emitted the radiation.
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