28 July 2014 DigiCam: fully digital compact camera for SST-1M telescope
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The single mirror Small Size Telescopes (SST-1M), being built by a sub-consortium of Polish and Swiss Institutions of the CTA Consortium, will be equipped with a fully digital camera with a compact photodetector plane based on silicon photomultipliers. The internal trigger signal transmission overhead will be kept at low level by introducing a high level of integration. It will be achieved by massively deploying state-of-the-art multi-gigabit transceivers, beginning from the ADC flash converters, through the internal data and trigger signals transmission over backplanes and cables, to the camera’s server 10Gb/s Ethernet links. Such approach will allow fitting the size and weight of the camera exactly to the SST-1M needs, still retaining the flexibility of a fully digital design. Such solution has low power consumption, high reliability and long lifetime. The concept of the camera will be described, along with some construction details and performance results.
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J. A. Aguilar, J. A. Aguilar, W. Bilnik, W. Bilnik, L. Bogacz, L. Bogacz, T. Bulik, T. Bulik, A. Christov, A. Christov, D. della Volpe, D. della Volpe, M. Dyrda, M. Dyrda, A. Frankowski, A. Frankowski, M. Grudzinska, M. Grudzinska, J. Grygorczuk, J. Grygorczuk, M. Heller, M. Heller, B. Idźkowski, B. Idźkowski, M. Janiak, M. Janiak, M. Jamrozy, M. Jamrozy, M. Karczewski, M. Karczewski, J. Kasperek, J. Kasperek, E. Lyard, E. Lyard, A. Marszałek, A. Marszałek, J. Michałowski, J. Michałowski, R. Moderski, R. Moderski, T. Montaruli, T. Montaruli, A. Neronov, A. Neronov, J. Nicolau-Kukliński, J. Nicolau-Kukliński, J. Niemiec, J. Niemiec, M. Ostrowski, M. Ostrowski, P. Paśko, P. Paśko, Ł. Płatos, Ł. Płatos, E. Prandini, E. Prandini, R. Pruchniewicz, R. Pruchniewicz, J. Rafalski, J. Rafalski, P. J. Rajda, P. J. Rajda, M. Rameez, M. Rameez, M. Rataj, M. Rataj, M. Rupiński, M. Rupiński, K. Rutkowski, K. Rutkowski, K. Seweryn, K. Seweryn, M. Sidz, M. Sidz, Ł. Stawarz, Ł. Stawarz, M. Stodulska, M. Stodulska, M. Stodulski, M. Stodulski, M. Tokarz, M. Tokarz, S. Toscano, S. Toscano, I. Troyano Pujadas, I. Troyano Pujadas, R. Walter, R. Walter, P. Wawer, P. Wawer, R. Wawrzaszek, R. Wawrzaszek, L. Wiśniewski, L. Wiśniewski, K. Ziętara, K. Ziętara, P. Ziółkowski, P. Ziółkowski, P. Żychowski, P. Żychowski, } "DigiCam: fully digital compact camera for SST-1M telescope", Proc. SPIE 9147, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy V, 91475F (28 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2055796; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2055796
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