Share Email Print
cover

Proceedings Paper

Potential architectures for superconductive IR focal plane sensors
Author(s): Larry R. Eaton; Arnold H. Silver; Michael Leung; Robert D. Sandell; Bruce J. Dalrymple; Hugo W. Chan; Eugene L. Dines
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $14.40 $18.00
cover GOOD NEWS! Your organization subscribes to the SPIE Digital Library. You may be able to download this paper for free. Check Access

Paper Abstract

Extremely low power superconductive electronics (SCE) (low noise preamplifier, analog to digital converter, multiplexer, etc.) for very large focal plane arrays can significantly reduce the overall sensor system power, hence its weight and volume, thus reducing overall mission cost. The general architecture for a Z-plane, all-superconducting technology focal plane signal processor is presented illustrating the functional elements and their general configurations. The low noise and speed of the TRW developed SCE permits unique solutions to focal plane array signal processing issues such as in-line gamma suppression and digital signal integration.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1990
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1339, Materials, Devices, Techniques, and Applications for Z-Plane Focal Plane Array Technology II, (1 November 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.23011
Show Author Affiliations
Larry R. Eaton, TRW, Inc. (United States)
Arnold H. Silver, TRW, Inc. (United States)
Michael Leung, TRW, Inc. (United States)
Robert D. Sandell, TRW, Inc. (United States)
Bruce J. Dalrymple, TRW, Inc. (United States)
Hugo W. Chan, TRW, Inc. (United States)
Eugene L. Dines, TRW, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1339:
Materials, Devices, Techniques, and Applications for Z-Plane Focal Plane Array Technology II
John C. Carson, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top