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Megapixel image sensors with forward motion compensation for aerial reconnaissance applications
Author(s): Michael G. Farrier; Stacy R. Kamasz; Shing-Fat Fred Ma; William D. Washkurak; Savvas G. Chamberlain; P. Tom Jenkins
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Paper Abstract

Focal planes constructed of high speed, high resolution CCD image sensors are suitable for airborne reconnaissance applications, but have mainly consisted of linear and TDI array configurations. Until recently large format area arrays have been limited to staring applications, characterized by long integration times and slow readout rates. Large area reconnaissance focal planes require opto-mechanical systems for motion compensation across the imaging plane. A unique CCD architecture has been developed to provide electronic image motion compensation using variable speed vertical clocking segments. This architecture has been applied to very large full frame CCD sensors having 2048 X 2048 and 5040 X 5040 pixel formats.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 December 1993
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 2023, Airborne Reconnaissance XVII, (20 December 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.165518
Show Author Affiliations
Michael G. Farrier, DALSA Inc. (Canada)
Stacy R. Kamasz, DALSA Inc. (Canada)
Shing-Fat Fred Ma, DALSA Inc. (Canada)
William D. Washkurak, DALSA Inc. (Canada)
Savvas G. Chamberlain, DALSA Inc. (Canada)
P. Tom Jenkins, DALSA Inc. (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2023:
Airborne Reconnaissance XVII
Paul A. Henkel; Thomas W. Augustyn; Wallace G. Fishell, Editor(s)

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