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Development of the readout controller for KASINICS
Author(s): Seoung-hyun Cho; Ho Jin; Uk-Won Nam; Sungho Lee; Kyung-Nam Kong; In-Soo Yuk; Youngsik Park; Soojong Pak; Wonyong Han; Sungsoo S. Kim
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Paper Abstract

Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI) is developing the KASI Near Infrared Camera System (KASINICS) which will be installed on the 61 cm telescope at the Sobaeksan Optical Astronomy Observatory (SOAO) in Korea. KASINICS is equipped with a ALADDIN III Quadrant (512×512 InSb array, manufactured by Raytheon). For this instrument, we make a new IR array control electronics system. The controller consists of DSP, Bias, Clock, and Video boards which are installed on a VME bus system. The DSP board includes TMS320C6713, FPGA, and 384MB SDRAM. Clock patterns are downloaded from a PC and stored on the FPGA. USB 2.0 is used for the communication with the PC and UART for the serial communication with peripherals. Each of two video boards has 4 video channels. The Bias board provides 16 voltage sources and the Clock board has 15 clock channels. Our goal of readout speed is 10 frames sec-1. We have successfully finished operational tests of the controller using a 256×256 ROIC (CRC744). We are now upgrading the system for the ALADDIN III array. We plan to operate KASINICS by the end of 2006.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 June 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6269, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy, 62695Y (27 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.669636
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Seoung-hyun Cho, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (South Korea)
Kyung Hee Univ. (South Korea)
Ho Jin, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (South Korea)
Uk-Won Nam, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (South Korea)
Sungho Lee, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (South Korea)
Kyung-Nam Kong, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (South Korea)
In-Soo Yuk, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (South Korea)
Youngsik Park, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (South Korea)
Soojong Pak, Kyung Hee Univ. (South Korea)
Wonyong Han, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (South Korea)
Sungsoo S. Kim, Kyung Hee Univ. (South Korea)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6269:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy
Ian S. McLean; Masanori Iye, Editor(s)

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