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Ethernet Based Real Time Data Processing System

Abstract: The presentation is about a new Ethernet based real time data processing system for X-ray imaging spectroscopy applications. Major design goals were flexibility and scalability to allow an adaption to a variety of different detector systems. A demonstrator system was recently used during a measurement campaign for MIXS (Mercury Imaging X-ray Spectrometer). MIXS is an instrument on-board of the ESA's BepiColombo mission. The MIXS detector system is equipped with a 64x64 DEPFET detector matrix, read out with 6000 frames per second. The data processing algorithms are working directly on the serialized data stream from the detector system and are running completely in real-time on an FPGA processing system. The new data processing system includes additionally novel algorithms for pixel noise and offset estimation. These algorithms allow for the first time dynamic adaption, of the important system parameters during a measurement in real-time.
Speaker: Florian Aschauer - Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics
Speaker Bio: Florian Aschauer studied electrical engineering and information technology with a focus on computer and software engineering at the Technical University of Munich from 2005 to 2009. After graduating with honors, he started his conferral of a doctorate at the Max-Planck-Institute of Extraterrestrial Physics. The main focuses of research are embedded systems for real-time data processing of high speed X-ray detectors based on FPGA processing platforms and the development of new data-processing algorithms and their efficient hardware implementation. He is currently working on the electronics of eROSITA, an X-ray telescope developed at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics.
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