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Readout electronics testing during mass production of FlashCam cameras for the Cherenkov Telescope Array
Author(s): S. Diebold; M. Barcelo; C. Bauer; S. Bernhard; M. Biegger; M. Capasso; F. Eisenkolb; S. Eschbach; D. Florin; C. Föhr; S. Funk; A. Gadola; F. Garrecht; G. Hermann; I. Jung; O. Kalekin; C. Kalkuhl; J. Kasperek; T. Kihm; R. Lahmann; A. Marszalek; M. Pfeifer; G. Principe; G. Pühlhofer; S. Pürckhauer; P. J. Rajda; O. Reimer; A. Santangelo; T. Schanz; S. Sailer; T. Schwab; S. Steiner; U. Straumann; C. Tenzer; A. Vollhardt; F. Werner; D. Wolf; K. Zietara
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Paper Abstract

The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) will be the future observatory for ground-based TeV gamma-ray astronomy. At two sites, one in the northern and one in the southern hemisphere, CTA will feature about one hundred telescopes of different size classes in order to significantly improve the sensitivity and energy range with respect to current Cherenkov facilities. FlashCam is a camera system proposed for the medium-sized telescopes of CTA that implements a fully-digital readout and trigger processing, which allows the reconfiguration of the trigger algorithm and the signal shaping. For the mass production of a substantial number of FlashCam cameras, efficient and reliable testing routines have been developed. In this contribution, the concept and the procedures for large-scale testing of the readout electronics are outlined. Additionally, a fast multi-channel pulse generator specifically designed for the functional testing of FlashCam FADC modules setup is presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 August 2017
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 10399, Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy VIII, 103991T (29 August 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2270608
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S. Diebold, Eberhard Karls Univ. Tübingen (Germany)
M. Barcelo, Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik (Germany)
C. Bauer, Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik (Germany)
S. Bernhard, Leopold-Franzens Univ. Innsbruck (Austria)
M. Biegger, Eberhard Karls Univ. Tübingen (Germany)
M. Capasso, Eberhard Karls Univ. Tübingen (Germany)
F. Eisenkolb, Eberhard Karls Univ. Tübingen (Germany)
S. Eschbach, Friedrich-Alexander-Univ. Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany)
D. Florin, Univ. Zürich (Switzerland)
C. Föhr, Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik (Germany)
S. Funk, Friedrich-Alexander-Univ. Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany)
A. Gadola, Univ. Zürich (Switzerland)
F. Garrecht, Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik (Germany)
G. Hermann, Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik (Germany)
I. Jung, Friedrich-Alexander-Univ. Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany)
O. Kalekin, Friedrich-Alexander-Univ. Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany)
C. Kalkuhl, Eberhard Karls Univ. Tübingen (Germany)
J. Kasperek, AGH Univ. of Science and Technology (Poland)
T. Kihm, Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik (Germany)
R. Lahmann, Friedrich-Alexander-Univ. Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany)
A. Marszalek, Jagiellonian Univ. (Poland)
M. Pfeifer, Friedrich-Alexander-Univ. Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany)
G. Principe, Friedrich-Alexander Univ. Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany)
G. Pühlhofer, Eberhard Karls Univ. Tübingen (Germany)
S. Pürckhauer, Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik (Germany)
P. J. Rajda, Jagiellonian Univ. (Poland)
O. Reimer, Univ. of Innsbruck (Austria)
A. Santangelo, Eberhard Karls Univ. Tübingen (Germany)
T. Schanz, Eberhard Karls Univ. Tübingen (Germany)
S. Sailer, Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik (Germany)
T. Schwab, Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik (Germany)
S. Steiner, Univ. Zürich (Switzerland)
U. Straumann, Univ. Zürich (Switzerland)
C. Tenzer, Eberhard Karls Univ. Tübingen (Germany)
A. Vollhardt, Univ. Zürich (Switzerland)
F. Werner, Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik (Germany)
D. Wolf, Univ. Zurich (Switzerland)
K. Zietara, Jagiellonian Univ. (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10399:
Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy VIII
Stephen L. O'Dell; Giovanni Pareschi, Editor(s)

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