AAS 207th Meeting, 8-12 January 2006
Session 115 JWST
Poster, Wednesday, 9:20am-6:30pm, January 11, 2006, Exhibit Hall

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[115.17] Detectors for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) Near Infrared Spectrograph (NIRSpec)

B. J. Rauscher (NASA/GSFC), R. J. Hill (SSAI, Inc.)

We describe the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) Near-Infrared Spectrograph (NIRSpec) Detector Subsystem (DS). The NIRSpec DS comprises two 5 micron cutoff mercury-cadmium-telluride Rockwell HAWAII-2RG sensor chip assemblies, two Rockwell SIDECAR application specific integrated circuits (ASICs) for focal plane assembly control, focal plane electronics, cables and software. We discuss the status of the DS development effort and available detector test results.

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