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Advanced TV Compatible Thermal Imager Based On The Signal Processing In The Element (SPRITE) Detector
Author(s): Richard F. Leftwich; John M. Ballantine
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Paper Abstract

Recently the British have unveiled details of a new Mercury Cadmium Telluride (HgCdTd) "SPRITE" detector that performs time delay and integration within the material itself. The detector has been applied to a new serial/parallel TV compatible high performance thermal imager, the IR-18. This paper introduces the concept of the SPRITE detector and analyzes and explains its unique features. It then describes how the detector is applied to the IR-18. A video tape or movie will be shown of IR-18 imagery with afocal telescopes having different magnifications. The IR-l8 is currently manufactured by Barr & Stroud Ltd, Glasgow, Scotland. Magnavox is the exclusive distributor in the U.S.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 August 1983
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 0363, Advanced Remote Sensing, (9 August 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.934156
Show Author Affiliations
Richard F. Leftwich, Magnavox Government and Industrial Electronics Company (United States)
John M. Ballantine, Barr & Stroud Ltd. (Scotland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0363:
Advanced Remote Sensing
Ronald G. Nishinaga, Editor(s)

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