Thursday, November 20, 2008

Maui Lab Time

I've been on Maui since Monday afternoon working on a potentially massive upgrade to HiVIS. It could be really cool. We've got a potential complete replacement for the CCD. As in, the original half-million $ one that somebody dunked in a conductive-epoxy-acetone bath a few years ago. Comes with a shiny new controller package allowing fast charge clocking. Sync that up with some fast-switching tunable liquid crystals and you've just removed guiding, tracking and even atmospheric errors and created a systematic-limited spectropolarimeter. Nice......

Component testing and colored squiggles...


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