Roman/CGI’s EMCCD Detector
In this talk, Nathan will introduce the Electron Multiplying CCD in the context of the WFIRST Coronagraph, including the functionality of the detector with respect to planet and disk imaging. The steps taken to advance the maturity of the detector and harden it against the radiation environment of space are discussed. The talk will conclude with an outlook of the technology and potential improvements for future missions that will aim to match or exceed the sensor sensitivity set by CGI.
Speaker: Nathan Bush (JPL)
The Roman Lecture Series is a monthly virtual lecture series focused on the scientific capabilities and technology of the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope, organized by Roman Mission partners.