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Complete characterization of advanced focal plane arrays at the Arnold Engineering Development Center
Author(s): Randy A. Nicholson; Kimberly D. Mead
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Paper Abstract

The Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) has been involved in the characterization of infrared detector and focal plane arrays (FPAs) since 1986. Test facilities have been developed to allow all aspects of FPA performance and operation to be evaluated. Basic radiometric characterization can be performed in several low background chambers, and a scene generation system has been developed and implemented to allow complex scenes to be projected and evaluated. The facilities have been continuously upgraded to accommodate testing of increasingly larger and more complex arrays. Special analysis tools have been developed to allow processing of the large quantity of data acquired for the arrays.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 July 1998
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3379, Infrared Detectors and Focal Plane Arrays V, (22 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.317619
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Randy A. Nicholson, Sverdrup Technology, Inc. (United States)
Kimberly D. Mead, Sverdrup Technology, Inc. (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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