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Use Of Charge Coupled Devices In Infrared Sensor Systems
Author(s): D. E. French
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Paper Abstract

Applications of charge coupled devices (CCDs) for reading out high density detector arrays are reviewed; the use of indium antimonide, mercury-cadmium telluride, and extrinsic silicon detector materials and associated focal plane assemblies is emphasized. The new flexibility available by employing high density detector/CCD structures is illustrated by design examples, including those of representative scanning and staring sensor concepts. The increased number of detector channels and the greater sensitivity of advanced infrared sensors places an ever increasing burden on the associated signal processing electronics. The low power and small size of CCD structures make them very attractive for a variety of analog and digital processing functions. Specific examples discussed include analog matched filters, recursive filters for operations on multiplexed data streams, line converters, and digital memories.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 January 1976
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 0062, Modern Utilization of Infrared Technology I, (20 January 1976); doi: 10.1117/12.954430
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D. E. French, Hughes Aircraft Company (United States)


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

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