The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Commissioning Camera (LSST ComCam) is a smaller version of the LSST camera that will be installed for operation atop Cerro Pachon in northern Chile for early integration and testing. ComCam is composed of a single science raft tower module (RTM) containing nine 4K x 4K LSST science charge-coupled devices (CCDs), three raft electronics boards (REBs), and a dual thermal control system. Data from the 9 CCDs, resistance thermal detectors (RTDs), and power usage on the ComCam were collected for thermal analysis in order to understand the thermal behavior of the system.


Kevin Reil

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SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC)

Funding Acknowledgement

The 2018 STEM Teacher and Researcher Program and this project have been made possible through support from Chevron (www.chevron.com), the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation (www.marinesanctuary.org), the National Science Foundation through the Robert Noyce Program under Grant #1836335 and 1340110, the California State University Office of the Chancellor, and California Polytechnic State University in partnership with SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the funders.



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