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Offset and gain compensation in an integrated bolometer array
Author(s): Paul J. Thomas; Alexander Savchenko; Peter M. Sinclair; Paolo Goldman; Richard I. Hornsey; Canaan Sungkuk Hong; Timothy D. Pope
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Paper Abstract

The uniformity of the output of an integrated, quasi-linear array of bolometer elements is evaluated in terms of substrate temperature gradients, variations in bolometer thermal conductivity and temperature coefficient of resistance, and self-heating during readout. With a suitable offset compensation procedure, the array non-uniformity can be as low as a few parts per million of the DC offset voltage. Uniform substrate temperature changes as large as 10K can be tolerated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 July 1999
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3698, Infrared Technology and Applications XXV, (26 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.354582
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Paul J. Thomas, Ctr. for Research in Earth and Space Technology (Canada)
Alexander Savchenko, Ctr. for Research in Earth and Space Technology (Canada)
Peter M. Sinclair, Ctr. for Research in Earth and Space Technology (Canada)
Paolo Goldman, Ctr. for Research in Earth and Space Technology (Canada)
Richard I. Hornsey, Univ. of Waterloo (Canada)
Canaan Sungkuk Hong, Univ. of Waterloo (United States)
Timothy D. Pope, Institut National d'Optique (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3698:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXV
Bjorn F. Andresen; Marija Strojnik, Editor(s)

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