IUCAA will develop the detector controller along with data acquisition and handling sytem for the near-IR arm of the Robert Stobie spectrograph.

RSS-NIR is being built by the UW instrumentation group under a contract from the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) consortium. In addition to suppying the controller, IUCAA will also be working with the UW group to optimize the performance of the HAWAII detectors used in conjuction with the SIDECAR ASIC in RSS-NIR. This project derives substantially from the Focal Plane Array Controller work being carried out in the laboratory.