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Four-channel readout integrated circuit for imaging laser radar systems
Author(s): Terence C.W. Yeow; Brian I. Craig; Rodney J. Watson
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Paper Abstract

Imaging laser radar systems that employ photodetector focal plane arrays with corresponding readout circuitry benefit from faster processing times and a reduction in weight due to their ability to be made into more compact units. This paper evaluates the concept of a 2D array of photodetectors and readout circuitry by performing a simple experiment on a custom-made four channel readout integrated circuit chip designed by the authors, with a single detector. Results from this initial experiment shows that though there are some problems, the concept is viable for a larger array of photodetectors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 September 1999
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3891, Electronics and Structures for MEMS, (29 September 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.364457
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Terence C.W. Yeow, Defence Science and Technology Organisation (Australia)
Brian I. Craig, Defence Science and Technology Organisation (Australia)
Rodney J. Watson, Defence Science and Technology Organisation (Australia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3891:
Electronics and Structures for MEMS
Neil W. Bergmann; Olaf Reinhold; Norman C. Tien, Editor(s)

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