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Redline multiple-array controller for SpeX
Author(s): Peter M. Onaka; Anthony J. Denault; Darryl Y. Watanabe; Gregory K. Ching; Douglas W. Toomey; John T. Rayner
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Paper Abstract

The NASA IRTF is building a multiple digital signal processor (DSP) based array electronics control system for SpeX, an NSF funded 1 to 5 micron medium resolution spectrograph. SpeX will use a 1024 X 1024 InSb array for spectroscopy and one 512 X 512 quadrant of another 1024 X 1024 InSb array for slit field viewing and IR guiding. An additional system is also being produce at the Institute for Astronomy for the SUBARU IR camera and spectrograph (IRCS). Plans for IRCS include the use of a 1024 X 1024 InSb array for spectroscopy and one 1024 X 1024 InSb array for IR imaging. This document will provide the instrument derived requirements, an overall system description, and some of the tradeoffs and technical choices made. The design for both system is an evolutionary upgrade of the current IRTF array control electronics system used in a 256 X 256 InSb based imager, a 256 X 256 InSb and 512 X 512 CCD in an echelle spectrograph, an 800 X 800 CCD based tiptilt correction system and a non-IRTF 128 X 128 Si:As BIB array based imager.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 August 1998
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3354, Infrared Astronomical Instrumentation, (21 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.317256
Show Author Affiliations
Peter M. Onaka, Univ. of Hawaii/Manoa (United States)
Anthony J. Denault, Univ. of Hawaii/Manoa (United States)
Darryl Y. Watanabe, Univ. of Hawaii/Manoa (United States)
Gregory K. Ching, Univ. of Hawaii/Manoa (United States)
Douglas W. Toomey, Univ. of Hawaii/Manoa (United States)
John T. Rayner, Univ. of Hawaii/Manoa (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3354:
Infrared Astronomical Instrumentation
Albert M. Fowler, Editor(s)

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