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Miniaturized electronic system for the Planetary Integrated Camera-Spectrometer
Author(s): Stanley L. Soll; Richard Graham; Luis Ramirez-Garduno
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Paper Abstract

This paper discusses the design, and implementation of a miniaturized electronic system for the Planetary Integrated Camera Spectrometer (PICS). The PICS electronics demonstrate the application of Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) and of analog hybrid technology to space flight multi-spectral systems. A discussion of the electronic system design illustrates how signals from a multi-sensor instrument containing an UV CCD, two visible CCDs, and a near-IR focal plane assembly can be processed through a common set of electronics. Following the system design discussion, the actual electronic design will be presented. Each miniaturized module will be discussed as to functionality and performance. The test setup for bench checkout of a cooled CCD and an IR FPA, including results with breadboard electronics and with the hybrids are also described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 September 1994
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2267, Advanced Microdevices and Space Science Sensors, (23 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.187468
Show Author Affiliations
Stanley L. Soll, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Richard Graham, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Luis Ramirez-Garduno, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2267:
Advanced Microdevices and Space Science Sensors
James A. Cutts, Editor(s)

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