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Development of a high-speed PtSi IRCCD camera system
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the construction of a high-speed PtSi infrared charge-coupled device (IRCCD) camera system funded by the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Command (TACOM) for recording periodic events in the infrared. A brief discussion of PtSi infrared detection, and an analysis of expected signal contrast and NE(Delta) T of the device are presented. Integration times to less than 1 ms and the ability to record frames based on an external trigger allow this setup to achieve effective frame rates of over 1000 frames per second. The use of a personal computer (PC) as a controller for CCD clocking and video capture results in a flexible camera system design.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1992
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1685, Infrared Detectors and Focal Plane Arrays II, (1 September 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.137818
Show Author Affiliations
Laurence M. Flath, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Eustace L. Dereniak, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Steven M. Shepard, U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Command (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1685:
Infrared Detectors and Focal Plane Arrays II
Eustace L. Dereniak; Robert E. Sampson, Editor(s)

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