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Advanced focal plane array systems for next-generation scanning remote sensing instruments
Author(s): Michael J. Dahlin; Edward J. O'Rourke
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Paper Abstract

Space-based remote sensing instruments used in Earth resource monitoring applications need to provide multispectral (PAN, VNIR, SWIR), wide field of view (WFOV), small ground sample distance (GSD), and high SNR performance. Focal Plane System's used in these applications must provide high sensitivity, small pixel size, and large numbers of cross-scan pixels, in small, light weight, low power hardware configurations that provide simple electrical interfaces. In 1997, Raytheon delivered a MS/PAN FPS as part of NASAs Earth Observing-1 program. This program provided flight validation data for key FPS technologies that are the foundation for today's multispectral, focal plane systems. Since 1997, there have been a multitude of technology advancements which significantly enhance the performance capabilities of today's FPS designs: Hybrid SiPIN and SWIR HgCdTe detector array/CTIA ROIC pixel area reduction; Improved CTIA transimpedance gain, read noise, linearity, electrical power and uniformity performance and Focal Plane Electronics size, weight and power performance improvements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 January 2003
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4820, Infrared Technology and Applications XXVIII, (23 January 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.457662
Show Author Affiliations
Michael J. Dahlin, Raytheon Infrared Operations (United States)
Edward J. O'Rourke, Iris Technology Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4820:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXVIII
Bjorn F. Andresen; Gabor F. Fulop; Marija Strojnik, Editor(s)

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