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ALICE: the new infrared array control system for UKIRT
Author(s): David Alan Pickup; Joel Sylvester; Magnus J. Paterson; Phil J. Puxley; Steven M. Beard; David C. Laird
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Paper Abstract

We describe ALICE (Array Limited Infrared Control Environment), the new array control and data acquisition system being developed at the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, for use with instruments at the UK Infrared Telescope (UKIRT) on Mauna Kea, Hawaii. The first ALICE systems are described to control Santa Barbara Research Center (SBRC) 256 X 256 indium antimonide arrays to be installed in a near-IR camera (IRCAM) and the IR spectrometer (CGS4) at UKIRT, ALICE, however, may be reconfigured for other sizes and formats of array, its use of parallel processing techniques helping to make it a powerful, flexible and extensible system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 October 1993
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1946, Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation, (20 October 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.158707
Show Author Affiliations
David Alan Pickup, Royal Observatory Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Joel Sylvester, Royal Observatory Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Magnus J. Paterson, Royal Observatory Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Phil J. Puxley, Royal Observatory Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Steven M. Beard, Royal Observatory Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
David C. Laird, Royal Observatory Edinburgh (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1946:
Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation
Albert M. Fowler, Editor(s)

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