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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Understanding Measurement

    1. Brainstorming

  2. Chapter 2 Introduction to Instruments

    1. Parameterizing a Mission

    2. Mission Domains

    3. Licensing

    4. Look at Past Missions

  3. Chapter 3 By Wavelength

    1. The Spectrum

    2. Gamma and X-rays

    3. Ultraviolet

    4. Violet and Blue

    5. Cyan and Green

    6. Yellow and Orange

    7. Infrared

    8. Microwave, Submillimeter, and Radio

  4. Chapter 4 Fundamental Detector Types

    1. The Eternal Fight: Resolution Versus Brightness

    2. Active Detectors

    3. Tradeoffs

    4. Imaging Detectors

    5. Sampling and Bandwidth Calculations

  5. Chapter 5 Detectors and Instruments and Sensors, Oh My!

    1. Attitude

    2. Pointing Observations

    3. Sensors

    4. Deployable Payloads

    5. Operational Demo

    6. Sample Names

  6. Chapter 6 Colors and Brightness

    1. Brightness

  7. Chapter 7 Resolution, By the Numbers

    1. Detector Bins

    2. What About Noise?

    3. At a Glance

    4. Filters

    5. Digitization

  8. Chapter 8 Noise

    1. Signal-to-Noise (S/N)

    2. Types of Noise

    3. Adding Noises

  9. Chapter 9 Calibration

    1. Response Function

    2. Calibration Protocols

    3. Real Versus "Book" Voltages

  10. Chapter 10 Protocols

    1. Sensor Readout Theory

    2. Wiring Sensors and Sampling

    3. Clocks and Sampling Rates

    4. I2C

    5. TTL/UART/Serial/RS232

    6. SPI

    7. Controller Area Network

    8. Musical Instrument Digital Interface

    9. About Standards

  11. Chapter 11 Instrument Modes

    1. Dynamic Range

    2. Defining Multiple Instrument Modes

    3. Triggering

    4. Non-Photon Detectors (And in situ)

    5. CPUs

    6. Communications Limits

    7. Amateur (HAM) Radio

  12. Chapter 12 Off-the-Shelf Sensor Hardware

    1. Shopping

    2. Particle Damage

    3. "Project Calliope" Sample Sensor Loadout

  13. Chapter 13 Committing, Freezing, Moving Forward

    1. Buy Many

  1. Appendix Exercises

    1. JWST Build-a-Satellite

    2. Solve a Decadal Problem for All of Humanity

  2. Colophon