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Reporting data for arrays with many elements
Author(s): Christopher L. Coles; Wayne S. Phillips; John David Vincent
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Paper Abstract

Figures of merit and data reporting for single-element infrared detectors are well established and easily incorporated in a contractual framework. Measured characteristics which predict system performance regardless of detector type, and which provide useful process feedback have been debated and optimized over the last 50 years. In the recent past these measurements have been extended to small arrays of detectors, which have generally been treated as lists of signal detectors. Arrays of detectors are now routinely tested which have 16,000 elements and proposed production arrays have 256,000 elements. This has rendered traditional methods clumsy and incomplete. Recently these issues have been investigated in order to design a software system to accompany a new IRFPA test system product. The authors describe their view of the requirements, and the approaches that were examined and discarded or incorporated during this effort. Different methods of displaying and reporting data, as well as a calculation engine developed as part of the effort, are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1991
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1488, Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing II, (1 September 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.45813
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Christopher L. Coles, Amber Engineering Inc. (United States)
Wayne S. Phillips, Amber Engineering Inc. (United States)
John David Vincent, Amber Engineering Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1488:
Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing II
Gerald C. Holst, Editor(s)

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