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On-focal-plane processing techniques for infrared detectors for hyperspectral applications
Author(s): Arnold Daniels; Charles S. Kaufman; Mark A. Goodnough; John A. Stineman
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Paper Abstract

A theoretical design of a reconfigurable detector array assembly is presented. This device is capable of changing the angular resolution and thermal sensitivity of the electro- optics array in real time. The apparent layout (i.e., size, spacing, and location) of the focal plane array detector elements is dynamic. This approach allows varying the instantaneous field-of-view as a function of the field angle, and combining adjacent spectral bands when poor atmospheric conditions are presented. This infrared reconfigurable hyperspectral focal plane array (IR-RHFPA) provides a way to get rid of some of the problems related to multi-spectral imagery sensors such as data rate, bow-tie effect, and sensitivity. Curves of spatial resolution versus field angle, and thermal sensitivity versus wavelength are obtained for the proper design and optimization of the IR-RHFPA. The potential operational configurations that best satisfy the system requirements are identified and displayed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 July 1998
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 3379, Infrared Detectors and Focal Plane Arrays V, (22 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.317599
Show Author Affiliations
Arnold Daniels, Pacific-Sierra Research Corp. (United States)
Charles S. Kaufman, Pacific-Sierra Research Corp. (United States)
Mark A. Goodnough, Lockheed Martin Santa Barbara Focalplane (United States)
John A. Stineman, Lockheed Martin Santa Barbara Focalplane (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3379:
Infrared Detectors and Focal Plane Arrays V
Eustace L. Dereniak; Robert E. Sampson, Editor(s)

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