25 September 2012 A simple controller for bidimensional image detectors
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The increasing use of many and different kind of light detectors to acquire, monitor and control various aspects of the observation imposes the need to standardize the acquisition and processing of images and data. While scientific image acquisition systems usually include a complex controller, some less demanding subsystems require the development of electronics and software to read the image. Most of the times these image detectors are rather small and high speed is of no concern, so controllers need not to be fast; take for instance a telescope guider. With these directives in mind, in this work we present a very simple image acquisition system based on a Texas Instruments microcontroller of the family MSP430 and a serial static memory as a standard instrumentation starting for small image acquisition controllers.
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F. Angeles, F. Angeles, L. A. Martínez, L. A. Martínez, } "A simple controller for bidimensional image detectors", Proc. SPIE 8453, High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy V, 84532V (25 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.925455; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.925455
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