27 July 2016 A generic FPGA-based detector readout and real-time image processing board
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For space-based astronomical observations, it is important to have a mechanism to capture the digital output from the standard detector for further on-board analysis and storage. We have developed a generic (application- wise) field-programmable gate array (FPGA) board to interface with an image sensor, a method to generate the clocks required to read the image data from the sensor, and a real-time image processor system (on-chip) which can be used for various image processing tasks. The FPGA board is applied as the image processor board in the Lunar Ultraviolet Cosmic Imager (LUCI) and a star sensor (StarSense) - instruments developed by our group. In this paper, we discuss the various design considerations for this board and its applications in the future balloon and possible space flights.
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Mayuresh Sarpotdar, Mayuresh Sarpotdar, Joice Mathew, Joice Mathew, Margarita Safonova, Margarita Safonova, Jayant Murthy, Jayant Murthy, "A generic FPGA-based detector readout and real-time image processing board", Proc. SPIE 9915, High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy VII, 99152K (27 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2233292; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2233292
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