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3D focal plane array modeling for IRFPA process, operation, and performance simulations
Author(s): Glenn T. Hess; Thomas J. Sanders; Hang-Ming Dai; Gwendolyn W. Newsome; Theodore Fischer
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Paper Abstract

Existing Infrared IRFPA models lack simplicity for setting up the detector's architecture/structure and lack continuity between IR detector material, IR detector processes, detector architecture, and detector operation. The models also lack the ability to reveal spatially and quantitatively the full impact of the detector's material, process and architecture on IRFPA performance. This paper will discuss the development of a new IRFPA computer model which is used to simulate existing and future IRFPA's with enhanced quantitative and visual information that allow the device engineer to access the impact of material quality, processing procedures and IR detector architecture on IRFPA performance in the SWIR-VLWIR region. This new model will be combined with statistical simulation to provide high IRFPA performance and lowest cost.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 June 1997
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3063, Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing VIII, (16 June 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.276083
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Glenn T. Hess, Advanced Engineering Technology, Inc. (United States)
Thomas J. Sanders, Advanced Engineering Technology, Inc. (United States)
Hang-Ming Dai, Florida Institute of Technology (United States)
Gwendolyn W. Newsome, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)
Theodore Fischer, Army Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3063:
Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing VIII
Gerald C. Holst, Editor(s)

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