Concepts of the mosaic array of numerous ultra-small lens (MANUL) design

A. Pál, L. Mészáros

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Abstract

In order to provide a continuous, multi-color time-domain surveying of the brightest regime of the naked-eye optical sky, we designed the Mosaic Array of Numerous Ultrasmall Lens (MANUL). This device is a palm-sized "astronomical observatory," featuring optics, filters and all necessary electronics (including a TCP/IP-based downlink), all are mounted on 2-inch printed circuit boards. Based on these units, a modular and mosaic arrangement of CMOS imaging sensors with an effective resolution of 1'/pixel can be built. Here we introduce the main design concepts, the early prototyping and the results of the preliminary photometric quality analysis of this initiative.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGround-Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI
PublisherSPIE
Volume9908
ISBN (Electronic)9781510601956
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventGround-Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: Jun 26 2016Jun 30 2016

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OtherGround-Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityEdinburgh
Period6/26/166/30/16

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lens design
Surveying
Observatories
Printed circuit boards
Lenses
Optics
Electronic equipment
Pixels
Color
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astronomical observatories
TCP/IP
Printed Circuit Board
Sensors
Prototyping
printed circuits
circuit boards
Observatory
Lens

Keywords

  • Instrumentation: miscellaneous
  • Surveys
  • Techniques: photometric
  • Telescopes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Pál, A., & Mészáros, L. (2016). Concepts of the mosaic array of numerous ultra-small lens (MANUL) design. In Ground-Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI (Vol. 9908). [990859] SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2233653

Concepts of the mosaic array of numerous ultra-small lens (MANUL) design. / Pál, A.; Mészáros, L.

Ground-Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI. Vol. 9908 SPIE, 2016. 990859.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Pál, A & Mészáros, L 2016, Concepts of the mosaic array of numerous ultra-small lens (MANUL) design. in Ground-Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI. vol. 9908, 990859, SPIE, Ground-Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 6/26/16. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2233653
Pál A, Mészáros L. Concepts of the mosaic array of numerous ultra-small lens (MANUL) design. In Ground-Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI. Vol. 9908. SPIE. 2016. 990859 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2233653
Pál, A. ; Mészáros, L. / Concepts of the mosaic array of numerous ultra-small lens (MANUL) design. Ground-Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI. Vol. 9908 SPIE, 2016.
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