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Analytical Noise/Performance Modeling Of Detector Charge-Coupled Device (CCD) Hybrid Devices
Author(s): W. T. McDonald; H. C. Howarth; C. T. Kleiner
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Paper Abstract

Hybrid focal plane devices with photovoltaic detectors mated to charge-coupled device (CCD) multiplexers are finding applications in an increasing variety of staring and scanning sensor systems. This paper presents analytical models for the modulation transfer runction (MTF) and the noise in a sensor system which uses hybrid focal plane devices. The MTF model treats principal sources of MTF degradation within the detector chip, the CCD, and signal processing. The noise model treats fifteen noise sources within the detector and CCD, and also accounts for noise generated in the signal processing chain. Both models are applicable for either staring or scanning sensor systems. Limitations of the models are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 June 1982
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0327, Sensor Design Using Computer Tools, (30 June 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.933360
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W. T. McDonald, Rockwell International Corporation (United States)
H. C. Howarth, Rockwell International Corporation (United States)
C. T. Kleiner, Rockwell International Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0327:
Sensor Design Using Computer Tools
John A. Jamieson, Editor(s)

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