Antarctic Surveying Telescope (AST3-3) NIR camera for the Kunlun Infrared Sky Survey (KISS): thermal optimization and system performance

Jessica R. Zheng*, Jon Lawrence, Robert Content, Vladimir Churilov, Kaiyuan Zhang, Xiangyan Yuan, Haiping Lu

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Abstract

The Antarctic survey telescope (AST 3-3) near infrared(NIR) camera is designed to conduct the Kunlun Infrared Sky Survey which will provide a comprehensive exploration of the time varying Universe in the near infrared. It is going to be located at Dome A, on the Antarctic plateau, one of the most unique low background sites at the Kdark band (2.4μm). Carefully designed thermal emission from the telescope and the Kdark camera is very important to realize background limited operation. We setup a scattering and thermal emission model of the whole system to optimize the camera performance. An exposure time calculator was also built to predict system performance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationModeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy VII
EditorsGeorge Z. Angeli, Philippe Dierickx
Place of PublicationBellingham WA
PublisherSPIE
Pages99111H-1-99111H-11
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781510602021
ISBN (Print)9781510602014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventModeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy VII - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 26 Jun 201628 Jun 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
PublisherSPIE
Volume9911
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Other

OtherModeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy VII
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityEdinburgh
Period26/06/1628/06/16

Keywords

  • Antarctic Astronomy
  • Near Infrared Camera
  • Scattered Light
  • Thermal Emission

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