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MONSOON image acquisition system: control techniques for application to the orthogonal transfer array detectors
Author(s): Peter Moore; Nick Buchholz; Mark Hunten; David Sawyer
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Paper Abstract

The MONSOON Detector Controller has successfully demonstrated the ability to control the complex image acquisition and real time processing required to achieve quality science performance from the Orthogonal Transfer Array (OTA) detector technology. A mosaic of four OTA detectors has been used to track multiple guide stars and apply charge shift corrections to compensate for real time image motion. The control algorithms required to achieve this have been embedded and distributed within the MONSOON controller to reduce the control loop latency and improve correction efficiency. This paper highlights the flexibility of the MONSOON architecture in supporting the many roles required by applications of scientific detectors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 July 2008
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7014, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy II, 70147O (9 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.802254
Show Author Affiliations
Peter Moore, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
Nick Buchholz, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
Mark Hunten, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
David Sawyer, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7014:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy II
Ian S. McLean; Mark M. Casali, Editor(s)

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