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A Modular, Large Format, Two Dimensional Photon Counting Imaging System
Author(s): P. Merat; C. Gricourt
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Paper Abstract

A 2D - photon counting imaging system, derived from the Mount Stromlo and Siding Spring Observatory concept, has been developed by MATRA for ground-based and spaceborne experiments. This system is described and its main performances discussed. The detector consists of a high gain image intensifier tube coupled to an array of 2D -CCD sensors by means of flexible optical fibre bundles (for image dissection). The dedicated electronic unit performs event detection and filtering, event centroid calculation and accumulation in a high speed incrementing memory. Some specific and critical techniques (direct optical coupling between fiber bundles and CCDs, realtime centroid calculation,...) and components (programmable array logic) are presented and discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 April 1988
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0868, Optoelectronic Technologies for Remote Sensing from Space, (13 April 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.943597
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P. Merat, MATRA S.A (France)
C. Gricourt, MATRA S.A (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0868:
Optoelectronic Technologies for Remote Sensing from Space
C. Stuart Bowyer; John S. Seeley, Editor(s)

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