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Application of the active-pixel-sensor concept to guidance and navigation
Author(s): Eric R. Fossum; Randall K. Bartman; Allan Read Eisenman
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Paper Abstract

Charge-coupled devices (CCDs) have been used extensively in the past in star trackers and fine guidance systems. A new technology, the active pixel sensor, is a possible successor to CCDs. This technology potentially features the same sensitivity and performance of the CCD with additional improvements. These improvements include random access capability, easy window-of- interest readout, non-destructive readout for signal-to-noise improvement, high radiation tolerance, simplified clocking voltages, and easy integration with other on-chip signal processing circuitry. The state-of-the-art of this emerging technology and its potential application to guidance and navigation systems is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 September 1993
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1949, Space Guidance, Control, and Tracking, (23 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.157088
Show Author Affiliations
Eric R. Fossum, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Randall K. Bartman, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Allan Read Eisenman, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1949:
Space Guidance, Control, and Tracking
George E. Sevaston; Richard H. Stanton, Editor(s)

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