CCD modelling meeting

The goal of this meeting is to discuss the CCD modelling aspects of the efforts undertaken in the context of the radiation damage management for the Gaia data processing and to exchange information with Dutch Space who have experience with CCDs, including e2v devices, and CTI from a number of space projects they are involved in. There will be a limited number of presentations so that there is plenty of time for discussion.

Participants of the CCD modelling workshop at Dutch Space (Leiden)
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Time and place of the meeting

The meeting will be held on 19-21 January 2009 at Dutch Space (address: Mendelweg 30, 2333 CS Leiden). It will start with lunch at Dutch Space 12:00-14:00 on the 19th (let's try to gather between 12:00 and 12:30 in the reception area). The meeting will end around 14:00 on the 21st.


The aim of this workshop is to stimulate discussion and exchange knowledge, so remember to leave about 10-15 minutes for questions and discussion.

Presentations can be found on the ELSA Gaia Wiki page (Gaia login required).

Monday, January 19, 12:00 - 17:30

12:00 - 14:00 Arrival and lunch at Dutch Space

14:00 - 14:45 Overview of CTI related activities within the Gaia project (Floor van Leeuwen)
14:45 - 15:30 CTI handling strategy in the Gaia data processing (Lennart Lindegren)

15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break

16:00 - 16:45 Macroscopic CTI models (Michael Weiler)
16:45 - 17:30 Open discussion

Tuesday, January 20, 09:00 - 17:30

09:00 - 09:45 Gaia CCD pixel modelling (George Seabroke)
09:45 - 10:30 CTI modelling at the CCD pixel level (Thibaut Prod'homme)

Coffee break 10.30 - 11.00

11:00 - 11:45 A new charge distortion model (Alex Short)
11:45 - 12:30 Tests of Gaia e2v CCDs (Ralf Kohley/Frederic Raison)

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 14:45 CCD degradation effects in OMI (Marcel Dobber)
14:45 - 15:30

15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break

16:00 - 16:45 CCD development for TROPOMI (Johan de Vries)
16:45 - 17:30 Open discussion

Dinner 19.30

Wednesday, January 21, 09:00 - 14:00

09:00 - 09:45 Analysis of data from Astrium radiation campaigns (Scott Brown)
09:45 - 10:30 Analysis of data from Astrium radiation campaigns (Juan Carlos Terrazas)

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break

11:00 - 12:30 Open discussion on various issues

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch

End of meeting


Anthony Brown (Leiden)
Scott Brown (Cambridge)
Leonardo Corcione (Torino)
Marcel Dobber (KNMI)
Claus Fabricius (Barcelona)
Niels ter Haar (Leiden)
David Hobbs (Lund)
Berry Holl (Lund)
Ralf Kohley (ESAC)
Rudolf Lepoole (Leiden)
Lennart Lindegren (Lund)
Thibaut Prod'homme (Leiden)
Frederic Raison (ESAC)
Daniel Risquez (Leiden)
George Seabroke (Open University)
Alex Short (ESA)
Juan-Carlos Terrazas (Torino)
Johan de Vries (Dutch Space)
Michael Weiler (Paris)


Dutch Space have made a a block reservation in the Golden Tulip Hotel (see below). The hotel is very close to Leiden Centre Railway station and Dutch Space is about 10 minutes walking from this place. Each participant should confirm the room / dates BEFORE DECEMBER 5 and, in the end, take care of the payment.

Golden Tulip Hotel
Reservation number 79390
Address: Schipholweg 3 2316 XB  Leiden
Telephone number: +31 71 4083500
Faxnumber: +31 71 5226675

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