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Compensation Electronics For Staring Focal Plane Arrays
Author(s): K. Hartnett; C. Marshall; N. Butler
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Paper Abstract

A microprocessor based compensation electronics system has been developed in conjunction with a video image display for 64 x 64 (Hg,Cd)Te hybrid staring arrays. The system has a data throughput rate of 5 MHz, where offset (12 bits resolution), gain (8 bits), and defective cell corrections take place in real-time. While imaging in real-time, the system also compiles quantitative data on the array performance such as responsivity and noise in a separately allocated memory. A general purpose computer can be interfaced to this systen to extract array data and perform statistical computations. The system can readily be expanded for staring arrays of 256 x 256 elements without major modifications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 December 1981
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0282, Technical Issues in Focal Plane Development, (29 December 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.931974
Show Author Affiliations
K. Hartnett, Honeywell (United States)
C. Marshall, Honeywell (United States)
N. Butler, Honeywell (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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