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Center Independent Research & Development: JPL IRAD

Advanced, Compact, Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrometer for Planetary Systems (AUVIS)

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Project Introduction

The Advanced, Compact, Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrometer for Planetary Systems will advance the capabilities of ultraviolet imaging spectrometers by improving the light collecting efficiency of the detector compared to current designs.  Additionally, the development will help to reduce design risks associated with the mass and power required to operate the detector.  The detector is a solid state photon counting device that has high efficiency and high dynamic range in the far UV  wavelengths.  This detector would replace the microchannel plate detectors currently used by existing ultraviolet spectrometers.  Microchannel plate detectors require high voltages to operate while solid state detectors can operate using low voltages.  The elimination of a high voltage power supply helps to reduce the failure risk.

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