Detector Systems Branch/Code 553

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center's Detector Systems Branch builds and characterizes a wide range of products from single custom detectors to entire instruments for NASA, other government agencies, universities, and industry. These detectors span the entire electromagnetic spectrum from the millimeter to cosmic rays. In addition, the Branch fabricates and tests Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems (MEMS) and Nanotechnology components. Our detectors can be found on NASA's spacecraft, aircraft, balloons, and rockets, as well as on Earth-based telescopes.