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Development Of Teal Ruby Experiment Radiometric Test Requirements
Author(s): W. B. Birtley; O. K. Kowallis; L. A. Molnar; T. J. Wright
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Paper Abstract

The Teal Ruby Experiment (TRE) sensor presents unique problems to radiometric performance testing and calibration of a mosaic infrared sensor because of the large number of resolution elements; the wide range of spectral, temporal, and flux level operating regions; and the cryogenic operating conditions. This paper contains a summary of the Teal Ruby test facilities and requirements at the infrared charge-coupled device (IRCCD) detector array, zone assembly, focal plane assembly, and sensor levels. Automated test facilities and capabilities are presented to highlight the development requirements and approaches to testing. Key issues concern the complexity of testing, selection of test parameters, commonality of test algorithms and data presentation, data needs for acceptance testing, optimization and integration, and test equipment standards for accuracy, operating range, and contamination control.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 December 1981
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 0282, Technical Issues in Focal Plane Development, (29 December 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.931967
Show Author Affiliations
W. B. Birtley, Rockwell International (United States)
O. K. Kowallis, Rockwell International (United States)
L. A. Molnar, Rockwell International (United States)
T. J. Wright, Rockwell International (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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