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Optical Engineering

Ultimate Sensitivity of Space-Camera Imaging Devices with Particular Reference to the Slow-Scan Vidicon
Author(s): Leonard R. Malling
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Paper Abstract

The sensitivity of differing space photographic imaging concepts is compared in terms of the photo-electron population of the discrete picture element. The velocity of the scanning beam is included for storage surfaces. The photon population has been photometrically established for black-body temperatures of interest. The method is illustrated for a slow-scan vidicon for which the quantum efficiency is shown to be n = 0.4.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1966
PDF: 5 pages
Opt. Eng. 4(6) 406272 doi: 10.1117/12.7971332
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 4, Issue 6
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Leonard R. Malling, MIT Lincoln Laboratory (United States)


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