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Noise Effects In A Staring Mosaic Sensor Mounted On A Moving Platform
Author(s): R. T. Pohlman
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Paper Abstract

A mosaic sensor on a moving platform staring at a fixed location sees a background motion on all detectors except the one at the stabilized location. This relative motion between the footprint and the structured background produces a noise factor in the system which can be comparable to the other noise sources. The effects in a surveillance sensor in low-altitude orbit is shown and a method of displaying a time history of the signal-to-noise ratio is demonstrated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 November 1977
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0124, Modern Utilization of Infrared Technology III, (9 November 1977); doi: 10.1117/12.955835
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R. T. Pohlman, Rockwell International (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0124:
Modern Utilization of Infrared Technology III
Irving J. Spiro, Editor(s)

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