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FlashCam: a fully-digital camera for the medium-sized telescopes of the Cherenkov Telescope Array

Aug 4, 2015, 4:00 PM
Mississippi Foyer (World Forum)

Mississippi Foyer

World Forum

Churchillplein 10 2517 JW Den Haag The Netherlands
Board: 117
Poster contribution GA-IN Poster 3 GA


Gerd Puehlhofer (IAAT)


The FlashCam group is currently preparing photomultiplier-tube based cameras proposed for the medium-sized telescopes (MST) of the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA). The cameras are designed around the FlashCam readout concept which is the first fully-digital readout system for Cherenkov cameras, based on commercial FADCs and FPGAs as key components for the front-end electronics modules and a high performance camera server as back-end. This contribution describes the progress of the full-scale FlashCam camera prototype currently under construction, as well as performance results also obtained with earlier demonstrator setups. Plans towards the production and implementation of FlashCams on site are also briefly presented.
Registration number following "ICRC2015-I/" 1212
Collaboration CTA

Primary author


A Marszalek (Jagiellonian University Krakow) Aaron Manalaysay (Zurich University) Achim Vollhardt (Universitaet Zuerich (CH)) Andrea Santangelo (IAAT) Arno Gadola (Universität Zürich) Christian Bauer (Max-Planck-Institut fuer Kernphysik (MPI)) Christian Foehr (MPIK Heidelberg) Christoph Kalkuhl (IAAT) Christoph Tenzer (IAAT) Daniel Florin (Zurich University) David Wolf (Zurich University) Felix Eisenkolb (IAAT) Felix Werner (MPIK Heidelberg) Frank Garrecht (MPIK Heidelberg) German Hermann (MPIK Heidelberg) Ira Jung-Richardt Jerzy Kasperek (AGH Krakow) Krzysztof Zietara (J) Marc Pfeifer (ECAP) Massimo Capasso (IAAT) Olaf Reimer Oleg Kalekin (University of Erlangen) Pawel Rajda (AGH Krakow) Quirin Weitzel Robert Lahmann (ECAP) Sabrina Bernhard (Innsbruck University) Sebastian Diebold (IAAT) Stefan Funk (ECAP) Stefan Steiner (Universitaet Zuerich (CH)) Thomas Kihm (MPIK Heidelberg) Thomas Schanz (IAAT) Thomas Schwab (MPIK Heidelberg) Ulrich Straumann (Universitaet Zuerich (CH))

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