Accession Number : ADA410929
Title : The OCA CCD Camera Controller
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : OBSERVATORIE DE LA COTE D'AZUR CAUSSOLS(FRANCE)
Personal Author(s) : Maury, Alain
Report Date : Jan 1996
Pagination or Media Count : 148
Abstract : This document describes a new CCD camera controller adapted to Schmidt telescopes. If several large CCD detectors can be adapted in the focal plane of a large Schmidt telescope, deeper digital images can be obtained, the operating cost of a CCD camera is several orders of magnitudes smaller than that of glass photographic plates. This also opens new ways of using Schmidt telescopes; i.e., real time detection of celestial sources. This report contains the following sections: Requirements analysis Description of the Loral CCD442A CCD Description of the camera controller Physical implementation of a mono CCD camera Physical implementation of a multi CCD camera Appendix 1: Controller schematics Appendix 2: Data sheets of the major components Appendix 3: Information about the microcontroller and its software.
Descriptors : *CAMERAS , *TELESCOPES , COMPUTER PROGRAMS , REQUIREMENTS , DIGITAL SYSTEMS , DETECTION , DETECTORS , GLASS , COSTS , IMAGES , FRANCE , FOCAL PLANES , PHOTOGRAPHIC PLATES
Subject Categories : Optical Detection and Detectors
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE