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Design Requirements For Large-Scale Focal Planes
Author(s): M. Schlessinger; W. S. Chan
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents the rationale, based on sensitivity and reduced optical aperture, for selecting a staring sensor over a scanning sensor for space applications where a weak target signal must be extracted from a heavily cluttered background. Performance requirements are also discussed, including parameters of material, sensitivity, uniformity, dead space, resolution, and dynamic range. The important processes in signal processing are presented: filtering, correlation, detection, and tracking.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 December 1981
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 0282, Technical Issues in Focal Plane Development, (29 December 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.931966
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M. Schlessinger, The Aerospace Corporation (United States)
W. S. Chan, The Aerospace Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0282:
Technical Issues in Focal Plane Development
William S. Chan; Esther Krikorian, Editor(s)

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