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A Staring Monolithic FPA With High-Speed Readout And Frame Averaging
Author(s): C. Paik; L. Vasel; D. Pocock; D. Stankovich; S. K. Kim; R. H. Tinkler
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Paper Abstract

Staring infrared Focal Plane Arrays (FPA's) utilizing integrating-mode detectors suffer from insufficient charge storage capacity to stare at a room-temperature scene for standard television frame times. This paper presents a high-speed readout technique, with subsequent frame averaging, that extends the charge storage capacity of monolithic Metal Insulator Semiconductor (MIS) FPA's by a factor of 32. A 128 by 128-element indium antimonide FPA is combined with a silicon row driver and preamplifier/multiplexer chips and packaged in a Common Module Dewar. The FPA assembly can be read at 960 frames/s and up to 32 frames averaged off focal plane for an improved signal-to-noise ratio. This work has been supported by Northrop Corporation's Independent Research and Development (IR&D) funds.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 May 1988
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 0890, Infrared Systems and Components II, (3 May 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.944266
Show Author Affiliations
C. Paik, Northrop Corporation (United States)
L. Vasel, Northrop Corporation (United States)
D. Pocock, Northrop Corporation (United States)
D. Stankovich, Northrop Corporation (United States)
S. K. Kim, Honeywell SSED (United States)
R. H. Tinkler, Honeywell EOD (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0890:
Infrared Systems and Components II
H.M. Charles Liaw, Editor(s)

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