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Integration and verification testing of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope camera

Lead Author: 
Lange, Travis
Other Authors/Credits: 
Bond, T.; Chiang, J.; Gilmore, K.; Degel, S.; Dubois, R.; Glanzman, T.; Johnson, T.; Lopez, M. Newbry, S.P.; Nordby, M.; Rasmussen, A.P.; Reil, K.A.; Roodman, A.J.
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Conference Papers
SPIE
Publication-106
Travis Lange ; Tim Bond ; James Chiang ; Kirk Gilmore ; Seth Digel, et al. " Integration and verification testing of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope camera ", Proc. SPIE 9911, Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy VI, 991108 (August 9, 2016); doi:10.1117/12...
Journal or Publication name: 
SPIE Proceedings
Citable: 
no
Abstract: 
We present an overview of the Integration and Verification Testing activities of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) Camera at the SLAC National Accelerator Lab (SLAC). The LSST Camera, the sole instrument for LSST and under construction now, is comprised of a 3.2 Giga-pixel imager and a...

High fidelity point-spread function retrieval in the presence of electrostatic, hysteretic pixel response

Lead Author: 
Rasmussen, Andrew
Other Authors/Credits: 
Guyonnet, Augustin; Lage, Craig; Antilogus, Pierre; Astier, Pierre; Doherty, Peter; Gilmore, Kirk; Kotov, Ivan; Lupton, Robert; Nomerotski, Andrei; O'Connor, Paul; Stubbs, Christopher; Tyson, Anthony; Walter, Christopher
Publication Date: 
Monday, August 1, 2016
Journal Articles
SPIE
Publication-107
Andrew Rasmussen ; Augustin Guyonnet ; Craig Lage ; Pierre Antilogus ; Pierre Astier, et al. " High fidelity point-spread function retrieval in the presence of electrostatic, hysteretic pixel response ", Proc. SPIE 9915, High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy VII, 99151A (...
Journal or Publication name: 
SPIE Proceedings
Citable: 
no
Abstract: 
We employ electrostatic conversion drift calculations to match CCD pixel signal covariances observed in at field exposures acquired using candidate sensor devices for the LSST Camera.1, 2 We thus constrain pixel geometry distortions present at the end of integration, based on signal images recorded...

Characterization and acceptance testing of fully depleted thick CCDs for the large synoptic survey telescope

Lead Author: 
Kotov, Ivan V.
Other Authors/Credits: 
Haupt, J.; O’Connor, P.; Smith, T.; Takacs, P.; Niel, H.; Chiang, J.
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Conference Papers
SPIE
Publication-110
Ivan V. Kotov ; Justine Haupt ; Paul O'Connor ; Thomas Smith ; Peter Takacs, et al. " Characterization and acceptance testing of fully depleted thick CCDs for the large synoptic survey telescope ", Proc. SPIE 9915, High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy VII, 99150V (July 27,...
Journal or Publication name: 
SPIE Proceedings
Citable: 
no
Abstract: 
The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) camera will be made as a mosaic assembled of 189 large format Charge Coupled Devices (CCD). They are n-channel, 100 micron thick devices operated in the over depleted regime. There are 16 segments, 1 million pixels each, that are read out through separate...

CCD emulator design for LSST camera

Lead Author: 
Lu, W.
Other Authors/Credits: 
O’Connor, P; Fried, J.; Kuczewski, J.
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Conference Papers
SPIE
Publication-111
W. Lu ; P. O'Connor ; J. Fried and J. Kuczewski " CCD emulator design for LSST camera ", Proc. SPIE 9915, High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy VII, 99152O (July 27, 2016); doi:10.1117/12.2234033; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2234033
Journal or Publication name: 
SPIE Proceedings
Citable: 
no
Abstract: 
As part of the LSST project, a comprehensive CCD emulator that operates three CCDs simultaneously has been developed for testing multichannel readout electronics. Based on an Altera Cyclone V FPGA for timing and control, the emulator generates 48 channels of simulated video waveform in response to...

Integrated system tests of the LSST raft tower modules

Lead Author: 
O'Connor, Paul...
Other Authors/Credits: 
Antilogus, P.; Doherty, P.; Haupt, J.; Herrmann, S.; Huffer, M.; Juramy-Giles, C.; Kuczewski, J.; Russo, S.; Stubbs, C.; Van Berg, R.
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Conference Papers
SPIE
Document-21287
P. O'Connor ; P. Antilogus ; P. Doherty ; J. Haupt ; S. Herrmann, et al. " Integrated system tests of the LSST raft tower modules ", Proc. SPIE 9915, High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy VII, 99150X (July 27, 2016); doi:10.1117/12.2232729; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2232729
Journal or Publication name: 
SPIE Proceedings
Citable: 
no
Abstract: 
The science focal plane of the LSST camera is made up of 21 fully autonomous 144 Mpixel imager units designated raft tower modules (RTM). These imagers incorporate nine 4K x 4K fully-depleted CCDs and 144 channels of readout electronics, including a dedicated CMOS video processing ASIC and...

Monthly Progress Update for October 2015

Lead Author: 
Krabbendam, Victor
Publication Date: 
Monday, November 30, 2015
Reports to Stakeholders
Report-221
Citable: 
no

Monthly Progress Update for September 2015

Lead Author: 
Krabbendam, Victor
Publication Date: 
Friday, October 30, 2015
Reports to Stakeholders
Report-211
Citable: 
no

Monthly Progress Update for August 2015

Lead Author: 
Krabbendam, Victor
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Reports to Stakeholders
Report-191
Citable: 
no

Monthly Progress Update for June 2015

Lead Author: 
Krabbendam, Victor
Publication Date: 
Friday, July 31, 2015
Reports to Stakeholders
Report-171
Citable: 
no

Electro-optical testing of fully depleted CCD image sensors for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope camera

Lead Author: 
Doherty, Peter et al.
Other Authors/Credits: 
Pierre Antilogus ; Pierre Astier ; James Chiang ; D. Kirk Gilmore ; Augustin Guyonnet ; Dajun Huang ; Heather Kelly ; Ivan Kotov ; Petr Kubanek ; Andrei Nomerotski ; Paul O’Connor ; Andrew Rasmussen ; Vincent J. Riot ; Christopher W. Stubbs ; Peter Takacs ; J. Anthony Tyson ; Kurt Vetter
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
SPIE
Publication-24
Journal or Publication name: 
SPIE Proceedings
Citable: 
no
Abstract: 
The LSST Camera science sensor array will incorporate 189 large format Charge Coupled Device (CCD) image sensors. Each CCD will include over 16 million pixels and will be divided into 16 equally sized segments and each segment will be read through a separate output amplifier. The science goals of...

A framework for modeling the detailed optical response of thick, multiple segment, large format sensors for precision astronomy applications

Lead Author: 
Rasmussen, Andrew et al.
Other Authors/Credits: 
Pierre Antilogus ; Pierre Astier ; Chuck Claver ; Peter Doherty ; Gregory Dubois-Felsmann ; Kirk Gilmore ; Steven Kahn ; Ivan Kotov ; Robert Lupton ; Paul O'Connor ; Andrei Nomerotski ; Steve Ritz ; Christopher Stubbs
Publication Date: 
Monday, August 4, 2014
Conference Papers
SPIE
Publication-71
Journal or Publication name: 
SPIE Proceedings
Citable: 
no
Abstract: 
Near-future astronomical survey experiments, such as LSST, possess system requirements of unprecedented fidelity that span photometry, astrometry and shape transfer. Some of these requirements flow directly to the array of science imaging sensors at the focal plane. Availability of high quality...

LSST optical beam simulator

Lead Author: 
Tyson, J. Anthony et al.
Other Authors/Credits: 
J. Sasian ; K. Gilmore ; A. Bradshaw ; C. Claver ; M. Klint ; G. Muller ; G. Poczulp ; E. Resseguie
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Conference Papers
SPIE
Publication-23
Journal or Publication name: 
SPIE Proceedings
Citable: 
no
Abstract: 
We describe a camera beam simulator for the LSST which is capable of illuminating a 60mm field at f/1.2 with realistic astronomical scenes, enabling studies of CCD astrometric and photometric performance. The goal is to fully simulate LSST observing, in order to characterize charge transport and...

The LSST camera 500-watt -130°C mixed refrigerant cooling system

Lead Author: 
Bowden, Gordon et al.
Other Authors/Credits: 
Brian J. Langton ; William A. Little ; Jacob R. Powers ; Rafe H. Schindler ; Sam Spektor
Publication Date: 
Friday, July 18, 2014
Conference Papers
SPIE
Publication-19
Journal or Publication name: 
SPIE Proceedings
Citable: 
no
Abstract: 
The LSST Camera has a higher cryogenic heat load than previous CCD telescope cameras due to its large size (634 mm diameter focal plane, 3.2 Giga pixels) and its close coupled front-end electronics operating at low temperature inside the cryostat. Various refrigeration technologies are considered...

The guider and wavefront curvature sensor subsystem for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope

Lead Author: 
Riot, Vincent et al.
Other Authors/Credits: 
Kirk Arndt ; Chuck Claver ; Peter E. Doherty ; D. K. Gilmore ; Patrick A. Hascall ; Sven Herrmann ; Ivan Kotov ; Paul O'Connor ; Jacques Sebag ; Christopher W. Stubbs ; Michael Warner
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Conference Papers
SPIE
Publication-25
Journal or Publication name: 
SPIE Proceedings
Citable: 
no
Abstract: 
The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope instrument include four guiding and wavefront sensing subsystems called corner raft subsystems, in addition to the main science array of 189 4K x 4K CCDs. These four subsystems are placed at the four corners of the instrumented field of view. Each wavefront/...

Geant4 Applications for Modeling Molecular Transport in Complex Vacuum Geometries

Lead Author: 
Singal, Jack et al.
Other Authors/Credits: 
Langton, J.; Schindler, R.
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Journal Articles
Journal or Publication name: 
International Journal of Modeling, Simulation, and Scientific Computing
Citable: 
no

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Financial support for LSST comes from the National Science Foundation (NSF) through Cooperative Agreement No. 1258333, the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science under Contract No. DE-AC02-76SF00515, and private funding raised by the LSST Corporation. The NSF-funded LSST Project Office for construction was established as an operating center under management of the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA).  The DOE-funded effort to build the LSST camera is managed by the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC).
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