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Testing strategies for large-array controllers: the MONSOON approach
Author(s): Mark Hunten; John Garcia; Peter Moore; Gustavo Rahmer; Ricardo Schmidt
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Paper Abstract

The advent of large focal planes requiring many signal channels has exacerbated the problems associated with guaranteeing detector controller performance. The performance specifications for large focal plane controllers includes both 'per channel' requirements such as noise, linearity, dynamic range, etc. and 'system' requirements such as channel cross talk, gain matching, etc. To assess these performance parameters and fully characterize the controller before integration to a focal plane, the MONSOON team has adopted a testing methodology that is based on industry standard practices. This adoption has provided a consistent testing method that produces repeatable results and allows full characterization of the controller performance. This approach will provided a tool to assist in predicting focal plane performance before integration and establishes base line performance values for subsequent detector optimization efforts.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 September 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5499, Optical and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy, (29 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.550836
Show Author Affiliations
Mark Hunten, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
John Garcia, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
Peter Moore, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
Gustavo Rahmer, Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (Chile)
Ricardo Schmidt, Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (Chile)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5499:
Optical and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy
James D. Garnett; James W. Beletic, Editor(s)

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