1 July 1990 pNIC: a near-infrared camera for testing focal plane arrays
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This paper describes the design and the performance of the Astrophysical Research Consortium prototype near-infrared camera (pNIC) designed to test focal plane arrays both on and off the telescope. Special attention is given to the detector in pNIC, the mechanical and optical designs, the electronics, and the instrument interface. Experiments performed to illustrate the most salient aspects of pNIC are described.
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Mark Hereld, Doyal A. Harper, Robert J. Pernic, Bernard J. Rauscher, "pNIC: a near-infrared camera for testing focal plane arrays", Proc. SPIE 1235, Instrumentation in Astronomy VII, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.19074; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.19074
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Charge-coupled devices

Sensors

Control systems

Cameras

Multiplexers

Telescopes

Astronomy

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