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Transputer network for real-time acquisition of IR astronomical data
Author(s): Mario Gai; M. D. Guarnieri; Massimo Robberto; G. C. Bonazzola; L. Pellino; Francesco Paresce
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Paper Abstract

We discuss the present implementation of the data acquisition electronics and the planned upgraded version, together with the related algorithms, of the new Torino IR camera: TC-MIRC. A detailed description of the camera is available in M. Robberto et al., 1994, presented in this SPIE meeting. The electronic structure of TC-MIRC is based on a PC-compatible host computer, using IDL/Windows, and a transputer network for detectors management and data processing; the engineering advantages of an intrinsically distributed environment and the computational scalability are discussed. The data acquisition procedures (standard algorithms for coadding and nondestructive readout, and their use in normal operations) are evaluated, with respect to their present performance and to the upgrade needed to fulfill the design requirements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2198, Instrumentation in Astronomy VIII, (1 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.176701
Show Author Affiliations
Mario Gai, Osservatorio Astronomico di Torino (Italy)
M. D. Guarnieri, Osservatorio Astronomico di Torino (Italy)
Massimo Robberto, Osservatorio Astronomico di Torino (United States)
G. C. Bonazzola, Univ. di Torino (Italy)
L. Pellino, Univ. di Torino (Italy)
Francesco Paresce, Osservatorio Astronomico di Torino (Italy) and Space Telescope Science Institute (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2198:
Instrumentation in Astronomy VIII
David L. Crawford; Eric R. Craine, Editor(s)

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