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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
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
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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