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Performance trade-offs in second-generation UK long-linear-array sensor technology
Author(s): Robert P. A. Booker; Keith A. Hardy
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents system trade-offs necessary to deliver the high performance available from the emerging UK second generation long-linear detector technology, in the long wave infra-red (LWIR) waveband. These trade-offs include thermal referencing methods, dynamic range, and scan configurations. Experience and measurements from the new GEC-Marconi Sensors' LOLA Imager are used to support the arguments. Also indicated are the trade-offs leading to optimized systems for roles in demanding applications such as advanced airborne targeting.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 August 1997
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3061, Infrared Technology and Applications XXIII, (13 August 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.280331
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Robert P. A. Booker, GEC-Marconi Sensors Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Keith A. Hardy, GEC-Marconi Sensors Ltd. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3061:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXIII
Bjorn F. Andresen; Marija Strojnik, Editor(s)

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