Detector types used in space

  • Anuschka Pauluhn
Part of the ISSI Scientific Report Series book series (ISSI, volume 9)


The main characteristics of present and future detector types for space applications discussed in this volume are summarised in the form of a table. The order follows wavelength range. Only the most important features and capabilities of the detectors in question are listed; details are found in the corresponding chapters, where the abbreviations used are also explained.


High Voltage Operating Principle Performance Monitoring General Remark Space Application 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anuschka Pauluhn
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  1. 1.PSI—Paul Scherrer InstitutVilligenSwitzerland

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