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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...

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