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Effects of pixel area versus number of pixels on FPA performance predictions
Author(s): J. Michael Ensminger
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Paper Abstract

The effects of pixel area and the total number of pixels in a staring Focal Plane Array (FPA) is mathematically treated to determine the optimal relationship between these two parameters. This presentation is a report of ongoing activities in this area. Current models for these devices are, in general, one dimensional treating the horizontal and vertical components separately. This analysis will attempt to define the Minimum Resolvable Contrast (MRC) performance criterion in terms of a two dimensional model.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1990
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1309, Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing, (1 October 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.21764
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J. Michael Ensminger, Martin Marietta Electronic Systems (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1309:
Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing

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