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High-performance PTSI MWIR camera
Author(s): Darryl L. Sato; William A. Terre; William S. Ewing; James L. Gates
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes a staring Platinum Silicide (PtSi) medium wave infrared (MWIR) camera. The sensor is configured with a 244 x 400 hybrid focal plane array (HFPA), which has a 24 x 24 sq micron unit cell and an 84-percent fill factor. The PtSi HFPA exhibits high sensitivity with a single pixel NE-Delta-T less than 0.09 C at F/2.0 at 60 Hz. The HFPA performance characteristics, such as dc uniformity, signal responsivity, noise, and NE-Delta-T, are reviewed. The camera containing the HFPA is divided into two units: a camera head and camera processor. The camera head operates at a 60 Hz frame rate generating two 3.6 MHz video outputs. The camera processor converts these two outputs into RS-170 video. Nonuniformity correction and video reformatting are performed in the processor. The system architecture, operation, and system performance are described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1990
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1308, Infrared Detectors and Focal Plane Arrays, (1 September 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.21724
Show Author Affiliations
Darryl L. Sato, Hughes Aircraft Co. (United States)
William A. Terre, Hughes Aircraft Co. (United States)
William S. Ewing, Texas Instruments Inc. (United States)
James L. Gates, Hughes Aircraft Co. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1308:
Infrared Detectors and Focal Plane Arrays
Eustace L. Dereniak; Robert E. Sampson, Editor(s)

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