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Initial test efforts using AEDC's focal plane array test chamber (FPATC)
Author(s): Heard S. Lowry III; D. Michael Tripp; Randy A. Nicholson; R. H. Fugerer; Sidney L. Steely; Lanny L. Holt
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Paper Abstract

Arnold Engineering Development Center's (AEDC) Focal Plane Array Test Chamber (FPATC) is currently operational and has been involved in the testing and evaluation of focal plane arrays (FPAs) developed for interceptor applications. Testing included blackbody characterization, laser compatibility, and projection of AEDC test patterns and scenes. Efforts continue to be made to improve the capability of direct write scene generation (DWSG) to support the latest in FPA technology. A demonstration of closed-loop operation has been accomplished.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 June 1996
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2742, Targets and Backgrounds: Characterization and Representation II, (17 June 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.243013
Show Author Affiliations
Heard S. Lowry III, Sverdrup Technology Inc. (United States)
D. Michael Tripp, Sverdrup Technology Inc. (United States)
Randy A. Nicholson, Sverdrup Technology Inc. (United States)
R. H. Fugerer, Sverdrup Technology Inc. (United States)
Sidney L. Steely, Sverdrup Technology Inc. (United States)
Lanny L. Holt, Sverdrup Technology Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2742:
Targets and Backgrounds: Characterization and Representation II
Wendell R. Watkins; Dieter Clement, Editor(s)

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