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A CCD experimental platform for large telescope in Antarctica based on FPGA
Author(s): Yuhua Zhu; Yongjun Qi
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Paper Abstract

The CCD , as a detector , is one of the important components of astronomical telescopes. For a large telescope in Antarctica, a set of CCD detector system with large size, high sensitivity and low noise is indispensable. Because of the extremely low temperatures and unattended, system maintenance and software and hardware upgrade become hard problems. This paper introduces a general CCD controller experiment platform, using Field programmable gate array FPGA, which is, in fact, a large-scale field reconfigurable array. Taking the advantage of convenience to modify the system, construction of driving circuit, digital signal processing module, network communication interface, control algorithm validation, and remote reconfigurable module may realize. With the concept of integrated hardware and software, the paper discusses the key technology of building scientific CCD system suitable for the special work environment in Antarctica, focusing on the method of remote reconfiguration for controller via network and then offering a feasible hardware and software solution.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 July 2014
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9152, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy III, 91521Y (18 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2055799
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Yuhua Zhu, National Astronomical Observatories, Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics and Technology (China)
Graduate Univ. of Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)
Yongjun Qi, National Astronomical Observatories, Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics and Technology (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9152:
Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy III
Gianluca Chiozzi; Nicole M. Radziwill, Editor(s)

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