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Controlling an ALADDIN 1K x 1K array with Wildfire
Author(s): Gerald B. Heim; Nick C. Buchholz; Albert M. Fowler
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Paper Abstract

Wildfire is the array and instrument controller currently used in the infra-red instrumentation at National Optical Astronomy Observatories. Wildfire is a high performance, versatile transputer based controller which handles the clocking and readout of two-dimensional arrays along with all other aspects of instrument control. The system was originally designed to support the present generation of 256 X 256 infra-red arrays. This paper discusses the upgrade plan for Wildfire which is required to read out the newly developed 1 K X 1 K InSb arrays.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 June 1995
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2475, Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy, (6 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.211248
Show Author Affiliations
Gerald B. Heim, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)
Nick C. Buchholz, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)
Albert M. Fowler, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2475:
Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy
Albert M. Fowler, Editor(s)

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