The ARCONS Pipeline: Data Reduction for MKID Arrays

  title={The ARCONS Pipeline: Data Reduction for MKID Arrays},
  author={J. V. Eyken and M. Strader and A. Walter and S. Meeker and P. Szypryt and C. Stoughton and K. O'Brien and D. Marsden and N. K. Rice and Y. Lin and B. Mazin},
  journal={arXiv: Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics},
The Array Camera for Optical to Near-IR Spectrophotometry, or ARCONS, is a camera based on Microwave Kinetic Inductance Detectors (MKIDs), a new technology that has the potential for broad application in astronomy. Using an array of MKIDs, the instrument is able to produce time-resolved imaging and low-resolution spectroscopy constructed from detections of individual photons. The arrival time and energy of each photon are recorded in a manner similar to X-ray calorimetry, but at higher photon… Expand
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