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Integration and characterization of HAWAII-1RG detector with FORCAST fast-readout electronics for LMIRcam
Author(s): Jarron M. Leisenring; Matthew J. Nelson; William F. Hoffmann; Justin Schoenwald; Andre Wong; Michael F. Skrutskie
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Paper Abstract

The L/M-band Infrared Camera (LMIRcam) is a first-generation imager being constructed for the Large Binocular Telescope Interferometer, operating at 3-5 μm. Given the high sky background at these wavelengths, an FPGA-based controller provides high-speed, flexible data acquisition. Originally designed for FORCAST, a mid- IR camera/spectrograph built by Cornell University, the controller was modified to interface with LMIRcam's Teledyne HAWAII-1RG 1024×1024 array. In order to facilitate the different operating modes and increased array size, we have developed a modified version of the FORCAST device driver, reconfigured the FPGAs, altered the control software, and plan to implement a window mode.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 July 2010
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7735, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy III, 77352N (15 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.857615
Show Author Affiliations
Jarron M. Leisenring, Univ. of Virginia (United States)
Matthew J. Nelson, Univ. of Virginia (United States)
William F. Hoffmann, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Justin Schoenwald, Cornell Univ. (United States)
Andre Wong, Univ. of Virginia (United States)
Michael F. Skrutskie, Univ. of Virginia (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7735:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy III
Ian S. McLean; Suzanne K. Ramsay; Hideki Takami, Editor(s)

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