11-15 February 2013
Vienna University of Technology
Europe/Vienna timezone

First Results from Medipix in Space

14 Feb 2013, 17:20
EI7 (Vienna University of Technology)


Vienna University of Technology


Prof. Lawrence Pinsky (University of Houston (US))


A talk was given at the last VCI demonstrating the capabilities of the pixel detector technology developed by the CERN-based Medipix2 Collaboration and outlining the plans to develop dosimeters and radiation area monitors for use in characterizing space radiation. In the interim, a number of devices have been sent to the International Space Station and are being used to obtain operating these devices in that environment. This has been coupled with an extensive ground-based accelerator evaluation of the response of these detectors to incident charged particles including heavy ions in order to evaluate both the effects of the ionization of such large quantities of electron-hole pairs in initially fully depleted Si sensors, as well as the impact on the front end electronics within each pixel in such situations. The result of these investigations and a preliminary report on the initial experience in space will be presented along with an overview of the future plans for deployments in space and the desirable characteristics for the next generation of these detectors from the Medipix3 Collaboration.
quote your primary experiment Medipix2 & Medipix3

Primary author

Prof. Lawrence Pinsky (University of Houston (US))


Mr Amir Bahadori (NASA, Johnson Space Center) Daniel Turecek (Czech Technical University (CZ)) Jan Jakubek (Czech Technical University (CZ)) John Paulo Idarraga Munoz (University of Houston (US)) Martin Kroupa (Fac. of Nucl. Sciences & Phys. Eng. (FNSPE) - Czech Technical Un) Dr Stanislav Pospisil (Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics, Czech Technical University in Prague) Zdenek Vykydal (Czech Technical University (CZ))

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