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Focal plane array design using IR-SIM software system
Author(s): Glenn T. Hess; Thomas J. Sanders; Gwendolyn W. Newsome; Theodore Fischer
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Paper Abstract

Heterojunction HgCdTe detector chips are used in military and commercial focal plane array systems. These devices give improved performance because they are built with a wide bandgap semiconductor on top of a narrow bandgap semiconductor. Optimization FPA performance with heterojunction detectors has posed problems because many of the HgCdTe material parameters vary as a function of composition, temperature and doping concentrations. AET, with funding from the US Army Night Vision Labs, has developed a new simulator called IRSIM that automates the HgCdTe device analysis and design. This paper discusses the details of and operation of this simulator.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 September 2001
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4372, Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XII, (10 September 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.439143
Show Author Affiliations
Glenn T. Hess, AET Inc. (United States)
Thomas J. Sanders, Florida Institute of Technology (United States)
Gwendolyn W. Newsome, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)
Theodore Fischer, Army Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4372:
Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XII
Gerald C. Holst, Editor(s)

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