Design and preliminary tests of a prototype CZT imaging array

T. Narita, J. E. Grindlay, J. A. Jenkins, M. Perrin, D. Marrone, R. Murray, B. Connell

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We report on the design and construction of a tiled Cadmium Zinc Telluride (CZT) detector array, suitable for use as an astronomical coded aperture imager. Four detector modules, each with 4 × 4 × 0.5 cm of CZT, readout by two 128 channel XA type ASICs, have been built and incorporated into a detector focal plane array. A passive shield/collimator surrounded by plastic scintillator encloses the detector on five sides and provides a 40 degree field of view. In this paper, we present our performance goals and some preliminary calibration results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)79-87
Number of pages9
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 2002


  • CdZnTe
  • Hard X-ray imaging
  • Pixellated imaging detectors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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