Implementation of the readout system in the UFFO Slewing Mirror Telescope

J. E. Kim, H. Lim, A. Jung, K. B. Ahn, H. S. Choi, Y. J. Choi, B. Grossan, I. Hermann, S. Jeong, S. W. Kim, Y. W. Kim, J. Lee, E. V. Linder, K. W. Min, G. W. Na, 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

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperpeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)


The Ultra-Fast Flash Observatory (UFFO) is a new space-based experiment to observe Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRBs). GRBs are the most luminous electromagnetic events in the universe and occur randomly in any direction. Therefore the UFFO consists of two telescopes; UFFO Burst Alert & Trigger Telescope (UBAT) to detect GRBs using a wide field-of-view (FOV), and a Slewing Mirror Telescope (SMT) to observe UV/optical events rapidly within the narrow, targeted FOV. The SMT is a Ritchey-Chretien telescope that uses a motorized mirror system and an Intensified Charge-Coupled Device (ICCD). When the GRB is triggered by the UBAT, the SMT receives the position information and rapidly tilts the mirror to the target. The ICCD start to take the data within a second after GRB is triggered. Here we give the details about the SMT readout electronics that deliver the data.

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


Dive into the research topics of 'Implementation of the readout system in the UFFO Slewing Mirror Telescope'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this