Data acquisition system for the UFFO Pathfinder

G. W. Na, K. B. Ahn, H. S. Choi, Y. J. Choi, B. Grossan, I. Hermann, S. Jeong, A. Jung, J. E. Kim, S. W. Kim, Y. W. Kim, J. Lee, H. Lim, E. V. Linder, K. W. Min, J. W. Nam, K. H. Nam, M. I. Panasyuk, I. H. Park, G. F. SmootY. D. Suh, S. Svertilov, N. Vedenkin, I. Yashin, M. H. Zhao

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The Ultra-Fast Flash Observatory (UFFO) Pathfinder is a payload on the Russian Lomonosov satellite, scheduled to be launched in November 2011. The Observatory is designed to detect early UV/Optical photons from Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRBs). There are two telescopes and one main data acquisition system: the UFFO Burst Alert & Trigger Telescope (UBAT), the Slewing Mirror Telescope (SMT), and the UFFO Data Acquisition (UDAQ) system. The UDAQ controls and manages the operation and communication of each telescope, and is also in charge of the interface with the satellite. It will write the data taken by each telescope to the NOR flash memory and sends them to the satellite via the Bus-Interface system (BI). It also receives data from the satellite including the coordinates and time of an external trigger from another payload, and distributes them to two telescopes. These functions are implemented in field programmable gates arrays (FPGA) for low power consumption and fast processing without a microprocessor. The UDAQ architecture, control of the system, and data flow will be presented.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event32nd International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2011 - Beijing, China
Duration: 2011 Aug 112011 Aug 18


Other32nd International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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