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Dark current evolution in Charge Coupled Devices (CCD) is experimentally studied with Co-60 and proton irradiations. Linear CCDs are irradiated in various static and dynamic bias conditions. Annealing effects are discussed and on-ground data are compared to in-flight data. Presented results on ionization-induced dark current increase in CCDs have demonstrated the impact of the sensor operational conditions and dose rate, revealing an ELDRS-like effect.
Date of Publication: June 2011