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Large-format variable spatial acuity superpixel imaging: visible and infrared systems applications
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Paper Abstract

This paper serves as a companion to SPIE paper 4820-36, presented in Seattle in 2002. Advances in the design and application of “Variable Spatial Acuity” focal plane arrays are reported here, with specific examples of large format imagers and applications to which they are being applied. These devices have been developed through the combined requirements of (a) covering a wide total field of view while (b) retaining the highest possible spatial resolution on the objects of interest while at the same time (c) operating at the highest possible frame rate. Many thousands of frames per second are possible with the prototype imager while maintaining high spatial resolution. The prototype device operates as a visible imager, and we are pursuing the transition of this technology into the infrared domain. This paper will concentrate on applications of the technology and will show some imagery collected with the systems developed for their use.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 August 2004
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5406, Infrared Technology and Applications XXX, (30 August 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.548404
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Paul L. McCarley, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Mark A. Massie, Nova Biomimetics (United States)
Jon Paul Curzan, Nova Biomimetics (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5406:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXX
Bjorn F. Andresen; Gabor F. Fulop, Editor(s)

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