Status of the Dark Energy Survey Camera (DECam) project

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  title={Status of the Dark Energy Survey Camera (DECam) project},
  author={Brenna L. Flaugher and Timothy M. C. Abbott and Robert Angstadt and James T. Annis and Michelle L. Antonik and Jim Bailey and O Ballester and J. P. Bernstein and R. A. Bernstein and Marco Bonati and Gale Bremer and Jorge Briones and David Brooks and Elizabeth Buckley-Geer and Juila Campa and Laia Cardiel-Sas and Francisco J. Castander and Javier Castilla and Herman P. Cease and Steve Chappa and Edward C. Chi and L. da Costa and Darren Lee Depoy and Greg Derylo and Juan de Vincente and H. Thomas Diehl and Peter Doel and Juan Estrada and Jacob Eiting and A. E. Elliott and David A. Finley and R. Flores and Joshua A. Frieman and Enrique Gazta{\~n}aga and David W. Gerdes and Michael D. Gladders and Victor Guarino and Gaston R. Guti{\'e}rrez and James J. Grudzinski and Bill Hanlon and J. Hao and S. E. Holland and Klaus Honscheid and Dave Huffman and Cheryl Jackson and Michelle Jonas and Inga Karliner and Daekwang Kau and Stephen Kent and Mark Kozlovsky and Kurt J. Krempetz and J. C. Krider and Donna L. Kubik and Kyler W. Kuehn and Stephen E. Kuhlmann and Kevin Kuk and Ofer Lahav and Nicholas Langellier and Andrew Lathrop and Peter Lewis and Huan Lin and Wolfgang Lorenzon and Gustavo Martinez and Timothy A. Mckay and Wyatt Merritt and Mark Meyer and Ramon Miquel and Jim Morgan and Peter Moore and Todd Moore and Eric H. Neilsen and Brian Nord and R. L. C. Ogando and Jamie L. Olson and Kenneth Patton and J. Jr. Peoples and A A Plazas and T. Qian and Natalie A. Roe and Aaron Roodman and Bruno M. Rossetto and Eusebio S{\'a}nchez and Marcelle Soares-Santos and Victor E. Scarpine and Terry LeRoy Schalk and Rafe H. Schindler and Ricardo E. Schmidt and Richard L. Schmitt and Michael S. Schubnell and Kenneth I. Schultz and Mats A. Selen and Santiago Serrano and Theresa Shaw and Vaidas Simaitis and Jean Slaughter and R. Christopher Smith and Harold M Spinka and A. M. Stefanik and Walter Stuermer and Adam Sypniewski and Richard L. Talaga and Gregory G. Tarl{\'e} and Jon J. Thaler and Douglas L. Tucker and Alistair R. Walker and Curtis Weaverdyck and William C. Wester and Robert J. Woods and Susan P. Worswick and Allen Zhao},
  booktitle={Other Conferences},
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The Dark Energy Survey Collaboration has completed construction of the Dark Energy Camera (DECam), a 3 square degree, 570 Megapixel CCD camera which will be mounted on the Blanco 4-meter telescope at CTIO. DECam will be used to perform the 5000 sq. deg. Dark Energy Survey with 30% of the telescope time over a 5 year period. During the remainder of the time, and after the survey, DECam will be available as a community instrument. All components of DECam have been shipped to Chile and post… 
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System architecture of the Dark Energy Survey Camera readout electronics
The Dark Energy Survey makes use of a new camera, the Dark Energy Camera (DECam). DECam will be installed in the Blanco 4M telescope at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO). DECam is
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The Dark Energy Camera (DECam) was developed for use by the Dark Energy Survey (DES). The camera will be installed in the Blanco 4M telescope at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO) and
Assembly of the Dark Energy Survey CCD Imager
The Dark Energy Camera (DECam) is the new wide field prime-focus imager for the Blanco 4m telescope at CTIO. This instrument is a 2.2 sq. deg. camera with a 45 cm diameter focal plane consisting of
The readout and control system of the Dark Energy Camera
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SISPI, the data acquisition and control system of the Dark Energy Camera is described, which is implemented as a distributed multi-processor system with a software architecture based on the Client-Server and Publish-Subscribe design patterns.
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The Dark Energy Survey CCD imager was constructed at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and delivered to the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile for installation onto the Blanco
Focus and alignment of the Dark Energy Camera using out-of-focus stars
The active optics system of the Dark Energy Camera (DECam) at the CTIO 4 meter Blanco telescope, built for the Dark Energy Survey, uses out-of-focus stars (donuts) to determine the camera's focus and
Focal plane detectors for Dark Energy Camera (DECam)
The Dark Energy Camera is an wide field imager currently under construction for the Dark Energy Survey. This instrument will use fully depleted 250 μm thick CCD detectors selected for their higher
Large format filter changer mechanism for the dark energy survey
The Dark Energy Survey is a Stage III Dark Energy Experiment that will obtain cosmological parameters by combining four observational techniques; Galaxy Clusters, Weak Lensing, Type Ia Supernovae and
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