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A generic FPGA-based detector readout and real-time image processing board
Author(s): Mayuresh Sarpotdar; Joice Mathew; Margarita Safonova; Jayant Murthy
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Paper Abstract

For space-based astronomical observations, it is important to have a mechanism to capture the digital output from the standard detector for further on-board analysis and storage. We have developed a generic (application- wise) field-programmable gate array (FPGA) board to interface with an image sensor, a method to generate the clocks required to read the image data from the sensor, and a real-time image processor system (on-chip) which can be used for various image processing tasks. The FPGA board is applied as the image processor board in the Lunar Ultraviolet Cosmic Imager (LUCI) and a star sensor (StarSense) - instruments developed by our group. In this paper, we discuss the various design considerations for this board and its applications in the future balloon and possible space flights.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 July 2016
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 9915, High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy VII, 99152K (27 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2233292
Show Author Affiliations
Mayuresh Sarpotdar, Indian Institute of Astrophysics (India)
Joice Mathew, Indian Institute of Astrophysics (India)
Margarita Safonova, Indian Institute of Astrophysics (India)
Jayant Murthy, Indian Institute of Astrophysics (India)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9915:
High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy VII
Andrew D. Holland; James Beletic, Editor(s)

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