A flexible cost-effective detector controller for space

Date

2020-01-30

Authors

King, Shanae
Gilbert, James
Chandler, David
Ellis, Michael
Vaccarella, Annino

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SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering

Abstract

Ground-based infrared observations are often limited by atmospheric absorption and emission. Space-based instruments avoid this, but introduce unique technical challenges. We present the design of a flexible, compact, and cost-effective detector controller for space, based on commercial off-the-shelf components. Its architecture provides up to 50 configurable clock sequences and 16 biases, 32 16-bit video channels and several genera lpurpose ports. This allows for full control of CMOS detectors including Leonardo SAPHIRA' avalanche photodiode arrays (APD) which represent current state of the art in low-noise infrared imaging.

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Keywords

space-based detector controller, FPGA, SAPHIRA

Citation

Shanae King, James Gilbert, David Chandler, Michael Ellis, and Annino Vaccarella "A flexible cost-effective detector controller for space", Proc. SPIE 11203, Advances in Optical Astronomical Instrumentation 2019, 112030J (3 January 2020); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2539358

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Proceedings of SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering

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Journal article

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Open Access

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Non-Commercial use only

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10.1117/12.2539358

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