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Title: Data acquisition, storage and control architecture for the SuperNova Acceleration Probe

Abstract

The SuperNova Acceleration Probe (SNAP) instrument is being designed to collect image and spectroscopic data for the study of dark energy in the universe. In this paper, we describe a distributed architecture for the data acquisition system which interfaces to visible light and infrared imaging detectors. The architecture includes the use of NAND flash memory for the storage of exposures in a file system. Also described is an FPGA-based lossless data compression algorithm with a configurable pre-scaler based on a novel square root data compression method to improve compression performance. The required interactions of the distributed elements with an instrument control unit will be described as well.

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Research Org.:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
910188
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-CONF-07-097-CD
TRN: US0704110
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Presented at 15th IEEE Real Time Conference 2007 (RT 07), Batavia, Illinois, 29 Apr - 4 May 2007
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS, 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE, 46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; ACCELERATION; ALGORITHMS; ARCHITECTURE; COMPRESSION; DATA ACQUISITION; DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEMS; PERFORMANCE; PROBES; STORAGE; UNIVERSE; Accelerators, Computing, Instrumentation

Citation Formats

Prosser, Alan, /Fermilab, Cardoso, Guilherme, Chramowicz, John, Marriner, John, Rivera, Ryan, Turqueti, Marcos, and /Fermilab. Data acquisition, storage and control architecture for the SuperNova Acceleration Probe. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Prosser, Alan, /Fermilab, Cardoso, Guilherme, Chramowicz, John, Marriner, John, Rivera, Ryan, Turqueti, Marcos, & /Fermilab. Data acquisition, storage and control architecture for the SuperNova Acceleration Probe. United States.
Prosser, Alan, /Fermilab, Cardoso, Guilherme, Chramowicz, John, Marriner, John, Rivera, Ryan, Turqueti, Marcos, and /Fermilab. Tue . "Data acquisition, storage and control architecture for the SuperNova Acceleration Probe". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/910188.
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title = {Data acquisition, storage and control architecture for the SuperNova Acceleration Probe},
author = {Prosser, Alan and /Fermilab and Cardoso, Guilherme and Chramowicz, John and Marriner, John and Rivera, Ryan and Turqueti, Marcos and /Fermilab},
abstractNote = {The SuperNova Acceleration Probe (SNAP) instrument is being designed to collect image and spectroscopic data for the study of dark energy in the universe. In this paper, we describe a distributed architecture for the data acquisition system which interfaces to visible light and infrared imaging detectors. The architecture includes the use of NAND flash memory for the storage of exposures in a file system. Also described is an FPGA-based lossless data compression algorithm with a configurable pre-scaler based on a novel square root data compression method to improve compression performance. The required interactions of the distributed elements with an instrument control unit will be described as well.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue May 01 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
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