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Comparative analysis of information capacity for space surveillance systems in 3- to 5- and 8- to 14-um spectral ranges
Author(s): Yuri I. Zavadskii; Vladimir V. Chernokozhin; Yuri A. Kuznetsov
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Paper Abstract

The information capacities of infrared optoelectronic systems are not identical in the middlewave (3 - 5 micrometers ) and longwave (8 - 14 micrometers ) ranges of spectrum. The analysis of the so-called quality factor, rendering the preference to range 8 - 14 micrometers at underlaying surface temperature below 40, does not take into consideration the system spatial resolution, which depends upon a fundamental factor--the wavelength, and therefore can not serve as a decisive argument in choosing a photodetector and a spectral range for an IR surveillance system. The paper is concerned with informational characteristics of a specific system depending upon a spectral range. It is shown that, despite more low resolution of optical system, the spectral range 8 - 14 micrometers nevertheless, in a basic interval of informational frequencies (nearly up to Nyquist frequency) has the advantage in comparison with the range 3 - 5 micrometers as on temperature, as on spatial resolution.

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Date Published: 8 April 1996
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2790, Fifth Conference on Charge-Coupled Devices and CCD Systems, (8 April 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.238216
Show Author Affiliations
Yuri I. Zavadskii, Pulsar Science Research Institute (Russia)
Vladimir V. Chernokozhin, Pulsar Science Research Institute (Russia)
Yuri A. Kuznetsov, Pulsar Science Research Institute (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2790:
Fifth Conference on Charge-Coupled Devices and CCD Systems
Vladimir A. Karasev; Yuri A. Kuznetsov; Victor A. Shilin, Editor(s)

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