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Computer Model Of Focal Plane Array
Author(s): Tom A. Thvedt; Charles T. Willoughby; Michael M. Salcido; Eustace L. Dereniak
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents a computer program for simulation of an infrared focal plane array. Standard equations are used to support a menu driven program developed for an IBM personal computer. The terms and equations for each section are presented and samples of actual screen displays of a currently available device are also included. The program is intended to provide the user with a better capability to understand and to study the tradeoffs of fabrication parameters versus the focal plane array performance (i.e. CTE, both spatial and temporal dynamic range, MTF, and noise) used for an optical sensor system analysis. Only surface channel devices are considered in the simulation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 November 1987
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 0819, Infrared Technology XIII, (10 November 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.941827
Show Author Affiliations
Tom A. Thvedt, University of Arizona (United States)
Charles T. Willoughby, University of Arizona (United States)
Michael M. Salcido, University of Arizona (United States)
Eustace L. Dereniak, University of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0819:
Infrared Technology XIII
Irving J. Spiro, Editor(s)

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