17-21 March 2019
Sunstar Hotel, Grindelwald, Switzerland
Europe/Zurich timezone

The NEID Spectrometer CCD System

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Sunstar Hotel, Grindelwald, Switzerland

Sunstar Hotel, Grindelwald, Switzerland

Dorfstrasse 168, 3818 Grindelwald Switzerland
Poster Instrument and calibration challenges


Cullen Blake (University of Pennsylvania)


Detecting Earth-mass exoplanets using the Doppler method places
stringent requirements on detector stability. NEID is a new Doppler
spectrometer in development for the WIYN 3.5-m telescope at Kitt Peak
National Observatory as part of the NN-Explore partnership. The wide
spectral grasp of NEID (380-930 nm) requires a monolithic CCD detector
with a large area, small pixels, and excellent quantum efficiency across
the NEID bandpass. NEID employs a single, deep depletion CCD290-99
device from e2v having 9Kx9K pixels with 10-micron pitch and Astro
Multi-2 AR coating. We describe the results of a detector
characterization effort ongoing at the University of Pennsylvania. We
present measurements of the thermal variation of the detector package
during operation and a promising clocking-based method for reducing the
amplitude of these thermal variations to the mK level.

Primary authors

Cullen Blake (University of Pennsylvania) Dr Dan Li (NOAO) Dr Jospeh Tufts (STA, Inc.) Prof. Suvrath Mahadevan (Penn State University) Dr Fred Hearty (Penn State University) Dr Andrew Monson (Penn State University) Dr Arpita Roy (California Institute of Technology) Dr Samuel Halverson (MIT) Prof. Ryan Terrien (Carleton College) Mr Gudmundur Stefansson (Penn State University) Prof. Christian Schwab (Macquarie University) Dr Joe Ninan (Penn State University) Dr Chad Bender (Steward Observatory) Dr Michael McElwain (NASA)

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