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Architecture of PAU survey camera readout electronics
Author(s): Javier Castilla; Laia Cardiel-Sas; Juan De Vicente; Joseph Illa; Jorge Jimenez; Marino Maiorino; Gustavo Martinez
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Paper Abstract

PAUCam is a new camera for studying the physics of the accelerating universe. The camera will consist of eighteen 2Kx4K HPK CCDs: sixteen for science and two for guiding. The camera will be installed at the prime focus of the WHT (William Herschel Telescope). In this contribution, the architecture of the readout electronics system is presented. Back- End and Front-End electronics are described. Back-End consists of clock, bias and video processing boards, mounted on Monsoon crates. The Front-End is based on patch panel boards. These boards are plugged outside the camera feed-through panel for signal distribution. Inside the camera, individual preamplifier boards plus kapton cable completes the path to connect to each CCD. The overall signal distribution and grounding scheme is shown in this paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8453, High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy V, 84532P (25 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.924890
Show Author Affiliations
Javier Castilla, Ctr. de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (Spain)
Laia Cardiel-Sas, Institut de Física d'Altes Energies (Spain)
Juan De Vicente, Ctr. de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (Spain)
Joseph Illa, Institut de Física d'Altes Energies (Spain)
Jorge Jimenez, Institut de Física d'Altes Energies (Spain)
Marino Maiorino, Institut de Física d'Altes Energies (Spain)
Gustavo Martinez, Ctr. de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8453:
High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy V
Andrew D. Holland; James W. Beletic, Editor(s)

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