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Electronic testing of the IAC infrared camera
Author(s): Enrique Joven-Alvarez; Luis Fernando Rodriguez-Ramos; Jose J. Diaz-Garcia; A. Rodriguez-Mora; Nicolas A. Sosa; Mark R. Williams; F. Javier Fuentes; E. Cadavid; Antonio Manescau; Vicente Sanchez de la Rosa; E. Paez; Carlos Martin-Diaz; Jose Miguel Rodriguez-Espinosa; Peter L. Hammersley; Juan Paris P. Gonzalez
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Paper Abstract

The technology division of the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (IAC) is developing a data acquisition system (DAS) for an IR camera to be used at the 1.5m Carlos Sanchez Telescope (TCS) in the Observatorio del Teide (Canary Islands, Spain). This camera will work between a wavelength of 1 and 5 microns and will employ an InSb focal plane array (FPA). The DAS and the user interface are based on a UNIX workstation with a modular transputer based controller. The IGA-256 (Cincinnati Electronics) has been evaluated as a candidate for the focal plane array. The main features related to the potential astronomical performance, such as well depth and dark current are reported. The testing procedures and present status of the camera are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 July 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2225, Infrared Detectors and Focal Plane Arrays III, (15 July 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.179698
Show Author Affiliations
Enrique Joven-Alvarez, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Luis Fernando Rodriguez-Ramos, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Jose J. Diaz-Garcia, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
A. Rodriguez-Mora, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Nicolas A. Sosa, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Mark R. Williams, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
F. Javier Fuentes, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
E. Cadavid, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Antonio Manescau, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Vicente Sanchez de la Rosa, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
E. Paez, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Carlos Martin-Diaz, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Jose Miguel Rodriguez-Espinosa, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Peter L. Hammersley, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Juan Paris P. Gonzalez, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canaria (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2225:
Infrared Detectors and Focal Plane Arrays III
Eustace L. Dereniak; Robert E. Sampson, Editor(s)

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