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Optical Engineering

Focal Plane Architecture: An Overview
Author(s): William S. Chan
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Paper Abstract

The advent of mosaic focal planes, with their accompanying complexity, demands a clear delineation and a wide perspective of architectural levels for the optimum design and integration of focal planes. This overview describes the important characteristics of the various architectural levels, pinpoints the main constraints on focal plane architecture, and highlights the major issues and trends in focal plane technology.

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Date Published: 1 August 1981
PDF: 5 pages
Opt. Eng. 20(4) 204574 doi: 10.1117/12.7972764
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 20, Issue 4
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William S. Chan, The Aerospace Corporation (United States)


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