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EEV CCD39 wavefront sensor cameras for AO and interferometry
Author(s): Raymond C. DuVarney; Charles A. Bleau; Garry T. Motter; Stuart B. Shaklan; Andreas C. Kuhnert; Gary L. Brack; Dean L. Palmer; Mitchell Troy; Thangh Kieu; Richard G. Dekany
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Paper Abstract

SciMeasure, in collaboration with Emory University and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), has developed an extremely versatile CCD controller for use in adaptive optics, optical interferometry, and other applications requiring high-speed readout rates and/or low read noise. The overall architecture of this controller system will be discussed and its performance using both EEV CCD39 and MIT/LL CCID-19 detectors will be presented. Initially developed for adaptive optics applications, this controller is used in the Palomar Adaptive Optics program (PALAO), the AO system developed by JPL for the 200' Hale telescope at Palomar Mountain. An overview of the PALAO system is discussed and diffraction-limited science results will be shown. Recently modified under NASA SBIR Phase II funding for use in the Space Interferometry Mission testbeds, this controller is currently in use on the Micro- Arcsecond Metrology testbed at JPL. Details of a new vacuum- compatible remote CCD enclosure and specialized readout sequence programming will also be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 July 2000
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4007, Adaptive Optical Systems Technology, (7 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.390324
Show Author Affiliations
Raymond C. DuVarney, SciMeasure Analytical Systems, Inc. (USA) and Emory Univ. (United States)
Charles A. Bleau, SciMeasure Analytical Systems, Inc. (United States)
Garry T. Motter, SciMeasure Analytical Systems, Inc. (United States)
Stuart B. Shaklan, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Andreas C. Kuhnert, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Gary L. Brack, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Dean L. Palmer, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Mitchell Troy, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Thangh Kieu, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Richard G. Dekany, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4007:
Adaptive Optical Systems Technology
Peter L. Wizinowich, Editor(s)

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