Data Acquisition System for Microwave Kinetic Inductance Detectors

Marzhan Bekbalanova, Mehdi Shafiee, Vipin Kizheppatt, Zhaksylyk Kazykenov, Baurzhan Alzhanov, George Smoot, Bruce Grossan

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Energetic Cosmos Laboratory is developing Kinetic Inductance Detectors (MKID) for mm/submm astronomy purposes. In order to measure the instantaneous resonance frequency and dissipation of superconducting microresonators of the MKID arrays, we have developed a data acquisition system with emphasis on precision, readout speed and digital processing capabilities. We use IQ mixer to down convert the MKIDs signal in the range of 20-80 MHz, then digitize them by 250 MSPS ADC. Processed data at FPGA-Kintex 7 will be transferred to the PC for further analysis by the rate of 10 Gbit/sec. In this report, we describe the technical details and the algorithm we developed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012006
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 28 2019
Event13th Workshop on Low Temperature Electronics, WOLTE 2018 - Sorrento, Italy
Duration: Sept 10 2018Sept 13 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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