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Design Methodology For Mosaic Infrared Sensors
Author(s): M. L. Fee; A. C. Liang; R. G. Nishinaga
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Paper Abstract

A systematic method is presented to design and evaluate mosaic sensors for detecting targets in the presence of background. The basic sensor system includes optical elements, a matrix array of discrete detectors, electrical filters, and signal processing electronics. Major considerations in synthesizing a mosaic sensor are described. The process starts by translating mission requirements into quantities such as sensor sensitivity and resolution. The initial sensor design (optics and focal plane) is then configured. Response to target and background sources as well as detector noise is examined. The resulting point design is then evaluated against mission requirements. The process is recycled until the mission requirements are satisfied.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 January 1976
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0062, Modern Utilization of Infrared Technology I, (20 January 1976); doi: 10.1117/12.954429
Show Author Affiliations
M. L. Fee, The Aerospace Corporation (United States)
A. C. Liang, The Aerospace Corporation (United States)
R. G. Nishinaga, The Aerospace Corporation (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0062:
Modern Utilization of Infrared Technology I
Irving J. Spiro, Editor(s)

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