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1024 X 1024 pixel high-frame-rate digital CCD cameras
Author(s): Gary W. Hughes; Peter A. Levine; Nathaniel J. McCaffrey; Thomas S. Villani; K. O'Mara; W. Sjursen; Francis P. Pantuso; Joseph G. Ambrose; B. King
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Paper Abstract

Field deployable, high frame rate visible CCD camera systems have been developed to support the Test and Evaluation activities at the White Sands Missile Range. These visible cameras are designed around a Sarnoff 1024 X 1024 pixel, backside illuminated CCD with a 32-port, split-frame transfer architecture. The cameras exploit this architecture to provide selectable modes from a 30 Hz frame rate at 1024 X 1024 pixels to a 300 Hz frame rate with 1024 X 512 pixels (2:1 vertical binning). The cameras are configured with a 500 mm, f/4 lens, and a Ferro-electric liquid crystal electro-optic shutter, to provide variable integration times from 0.5 to 32 msec. Video outputs provided are RS170 analog video in a reduced 512 X 480 pixel format, and 12-bit full resolution digital video data stream provided through a high speed serial/parallel digital coaxial interface. At a frame rate of 300 frames per second, these cameras deliver video data at an average rate of 1.9 Gbits/sec, and a burst rate of 2.8 Gbits/sec, with the capability of reaching an average 12 bit digital data rate of 3.8 Gbits/sec when higher frame rate imagers become available.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 May 1997
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2869, 22nd International Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics, (28 May 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.273365
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Gary W. Hughes, David Sarnoff Research Ctr. (United States)
Peter A. Levine, David Sarnoff Research Ctr. (United States)
Nathaniel J. McCaffrey, David Sarnoff Research Ctr. (United States)
Thomas S. Villani, David Sarnoff Research Ctr. (United States)
K. O'Mara, David Sarnoff Research Ctr. (United States)
W. Sjursen, David Sarnoff Research Ctr. (United States)
Francis P. Pantuso, David Sarnoff Research Ctr. (United States)
Joseph G. Ambrose, U.S. Army White Sands Missile Range (United States)
B. King, U.S. Army White Sands Missile Range (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2869:
22nd International Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics
Dennis L. Paisley; ALan M. Frank, Editor(s)

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