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Title Controlling the EXCALIBUR detector
Abstract EXCALIBUR is an advanced photon counting detector being designed and built by a collaboration of Diamond and the STFC. It is based around 48 CERN Medipix3 chips arranged as an 8 x 6 array. The main problem addressed by the design of the hardware and software is the uninterrupted collection and safe storage of image data at rates up to one hundred 2048 x 1536 frames per second. This is achieved by splitting the image into 6 ‘stripes’ and providing a paralle l data path for each stripe all the way from the detector chips to the storage. This architecture requires the software to control the configuration of the stripes in a consistent manner and to keep track of the data so that the stripes can be subsequently stitched together into frames.
Organisation PPD , TECH , STFC
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Paper In Conference Proceedings In 13th International Conference on Accelerator and Large Experimental Physics Control Systems (ICALEPCS2011), Grenoble, France, 10-14 October, 2011, (2011). http://accelconf.…/papers/wepmn011.pdf 2011