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Capabilities And Limitations Of Infrared Imaging Systems
Author(s): J. O. Dimmock
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Paper Abstract

The performance of infrared television camera tubes and infrared scanning systems are compared as a function of background photon flux density. The two-dimensional vidicon in the return beam mode is found to be a highly sensitive device for low background levels as encountered in space. At higher background levels, for application to terrestrial scenes, the two-dimensional vidicon is generally less sensitive than a linear array operating in the 8-l4μm region if vidicon nonuniformities exceed about 0.05%. It appears that the uniformity requirement for infrared television camera tubes in ground based operation is likely to be the limiting factor.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 April 1973
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 0032, Developments in Electronic Imaging Techniques II, (16 April 1973); doi: 10.1117/12.953591
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J. O. Dimmock, MIT (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0032:
Developments in Electronic Imaging Techniques II
Ralph Zirkind; Sol Nudelman; Alvin Schnitzler, Editor(s)

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