1 National Space Institute, Technical University of Denmark2 Astrophysics, National Space Institute, Technical University of Denmark3 Sungkyunkwan University4 University of Paris-Sud - University of Paris XI5 Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía6 National Space Organization7 National Taiwan University8 Korea Institute of Industrial Technology9 Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology10 University of Valencia11 University of California at Berkeley12 National United University13 Yonsei University14 Moscow State University15 Ewha Womans University16 unknown17 Sungkyunkwan University18 National Taiwan University19 Moscow State University20 Ewha Womans University
The Ultra-Fast Flash Observatory (UFFO) Pathfinder for Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRBs) consists of two telescopes. The UFFO Burst Alert & Trigger Telescope (UBAT) handles the detection and localization of GRBs, and the Slewing Mirror Telescope (SMT) conducts the measurement of the UV/optical afterglow. UBAT is equipped with an X-ray detector, analog and digital signal readout electronics that detects X-rays from GRBs and determines the location. SMT is equipped with a stepping motor and the associated electronics to rotate the slewing mirror targeting the GRBs identified by UBAT. First the slewing mirror points to a GRB, then SMT obtains the optical image of the GRB using the intensified CCD and its readout electronics. The UFFO Data Acquisition system (UDAQ) is responsible for the overall function and operation of the observatory and the communication with the satellite main processor. In this paper we present the design and implementation of the electronics of UBAT and SMT as well as the architecture and implementation of UDAQ.
E a S Publications Series, 2013, Vol 61, p. 567-571