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Design of a 6,032 element TDI CCD imager
Author(s): Stephen J. Strunk; John R.F. McMacken; Stacy R. Kamasz; William D. Washkurak; Savvas G. Chamberlain; John A. Lund; William R. Pfister
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Paper Abstract

Time-delay and integration (TDI) CCD sensors have been proven to increase the effective sensitivity in linescan imaging applications. This paper describes the design and initial test results of a 6032 element, 32-stage TDI imager for airborne reconnaissance applications. The device is fabricated using a 3-poly 3-phase NMOS process, incorporating buried channel CCDs throughout. It is one-side buttable to produce an array of over 12,000 contiguous elements and is capable of read rates of over 4000 lines per second. For fast readout, the design incorporates dual horizontal CCDs for a total of four outputs in the abutted configuration. The architecture also allows dynamic selection in the number of TDI stages.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1992
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1778, Imaging Technologies and Applications, (1 August 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.130973
Show Author Affiliations
Stephen J. Strunk, DALSA Inc. (United States)
John R.F. McMacken, DALSA Inc. (Canada)
Stacy R. Kamasz, DALSA Inc. (Canada)
William D. Washkurak, DALSA Inc. (Canada)
Savvas G. Chamberlain, DALSA Inc. (Canada)
John A. Lund, Recon Optical, Inc. (United States)
William R. Pfister, Recon Optical, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1778:
Imaging Technologies and Applications
Robert J. Heaston, Editor(s)

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