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Signal Conditioning For Infrared Staring Arrays
Author(s): Richard W. Helfrich
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Paper Abstract

Infrared (IR) staring arrays offer significant performance improvements over mechanically scanned systems, if the signals from these focal planes can be conditioned for use by imaging displays or signal processors. IR staring arrays offer the potential for increased sensitivity, wide dynamic range, and short frame time, if the problems associated with the readout of data from these arrays can be solved in an efficient manner. Some of the func-tions included in this signal conditioning are: nonuniformity compensation, local area gain and brightness control, detector integration time control, and multiple frame composition. Nonuniformity compensation and local area gain and brightness control were covered in earlier papers. 1,2,3 This paper deals with integration time control and the resulting multiple frame composition possible with focal plane arrays.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 December 1981
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0282, Technical Issues in Focal Plane Development, (29 December 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.931971
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Richard W. Helfrich, Northrop 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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