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PtSi Hexagonal Detector Focal Plane Arrays
Author(s): B. R. Hanzal; J. D. Joseph; J. A. Cox; J. C. Schwanebeck
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Paper Abstract

We demonstrate that it is straightforward to fabricate a mosaic array of hexagonal detectors within the framework of existing design rules and fabrication technology. As an example, we have fabricated an 8x8 array of hexagonal detectors with a very high fill factor using a PtSi technology. This is believed to be the first time that such an array has actually been fabricated. Design and fabrication highlights are discussed. A brief summary of performance advantages and algorithm implications that result from the use of the hexagonal configuration is given along with a possible system configuration. Plans for the design and testing of a 64x64 array of hexagonal detectors and corresponding readout chip are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 December 1985
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0570, Solid-State Imaging Arrays, (11 December 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.950332
Show Author Affiliations
B. R. Hanzal, Honeywell Systems and Research Center (United States)
J. D. Joseph, Honeywell Systems and Research Center (United States)
J. A. Cox, Honeywell Systems and Research Center (United States)
J. C. Schwanebeck, Honeywell Systems and Research Center (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0570:
Solid-State Imaging Arrays
Eustace L. Dereniak; Keith N. Prettyjohns, Editor(s)

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