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Space-qualified pyroelectric detectors
Author(s): George R. Rullman; Shankar B. Baliga; Alan P. Doctor
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Paper Abstract

Earth horizon sensors utilizing pyroelectric detectors are finding increasing use in infrared horizon sensing systems. These detectors, like the earlier thermistor bolometer sensors, observe the Earth's carbon-dioxide emission in the 15 micron wavelength band. This paper describes the design, construction and performance of a pyroelectric detector suitable for use in horizon scanner systems. The procedures being developed to ensure the space qualification of this detector will be described. The design of more advanced staring arrays which have been developed will also be discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 June 1994
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2215, Photonics for Space Environments II, (8 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.177645
Show Author Affiliations
George R. Rullman, Servo Corp. of America (United States)
Shankar B. Baliga, Servo Corp. of America (United States)
Alan P. Doctor, Servo Corp. of America (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2215:
Photonics for Space Environments II
Edward W. Taylor, Editor(s)

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