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Signal processing on the focal plane array: an overview
Author(s): Roger W. Graham; Walter C. Trautfield; Scott M. Taylor; Mark P. Murray; Frank J. Mesh; Stuart B. Horn; James A. Finch; Khoa V. Dang; John T. Caulfield
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Paper Abstract

Raytheon's Infrared Operations (RIO) has invented and developed a new class of focal plane arrays; the Adaptive IR Sensor (AIRS) and Thinfilm Analog Image Processor (TAIP). The AIRS FPA is based upon biologically inspired on-focal- plane circuitry, which adaptively removes detector and optic temperature drift and l/f induced fixed pattern noise. This third-generation multimode IRFPA, also called a Smart FPA, is a 256x256-array format capable of operation in four modes: 1) Direct Injection (DI), 2) Adaptive Non-uniformity Correction (NUC), 3) Motion/Edge Detection, and 4) Subframe Averaging. Also the 320x240 TAIP results have shown excellent image processing in the form of Spatial and Temporal processing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 December 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4130, Infrared Technology and Applications XXVI, (15 December 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.409862
Show Author Affiliations
Roger W. Graham, Raytheon Co. (United States)
Walter C. Trautfield, Raytheon Co. (United States)
Scott M. Taylor, Raytheon Co. (United States)
Mark P. Murray, Raytheon Co. (United States)
Frank J. Mesh, Raytheon Co. (United States)
Stuart B. Horn, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)
James A. Finch, Raytheon Co. (United States)
Khoa V. Dang, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)
John T. Caulfield, Raytheon Co. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4130:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXVI
Bjorn F. Andresen; Gabor F. Fulop; Marija Strojnik, Editor(s)

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