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Advanced readout integrated circuit signal processing
Author(s): Allen Hairston; James Stobie; Rosanne Tinkler
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Paper Abstract

Readout integrated circuits (ROICs) for focal plane arrays (FPAs) have become increasingly complex to meet the needs of modern infrared systems. BAE Systems has pioneered a number of advanced signal processing architectures for FPA ROICs. Demonstrated signal processing capabilities of BAE Systems FPAs include analog-to-digital conversion, offset subtraction, individual pixel automatic gain compensation, transient noise suppression, on-FPA defect deselection, reconfigurable pixels, spatial neural network processing and subframe noise averaging. BAE Systems FPA advanced signal processing is not just for demonstrations, but is used in many of their deliverable FPAs, improving real system performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 May 2006
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6206, Infrared Technology and Applications XXXII, 62062Z (18 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.667806
Show Author Affiliations
Allen Hairston, BAE Systems Electronics & Integrated Solutions (United States)
James Stobie, BAE Systems Electronics & Integrated Solutions (United States)
Rosanne Tinkler, BAE Systems Electronics & Integrated Solutions (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6206:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXXII
Bjørn F. Andresen; Gabor F. Fulop; Paul R. Norton, Editor(s)

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