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CCD Signal Processor For Point Target Detection/Location Systems
Author(s): W. L. Eversole; C. R. Hewes; D. D. Buss; T. F. Cheek; W. E. Brasher
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Paper Abstract

The key benefits of charge-coupled devices in space-borne scanning point-target detection/location systems are the potential impact for power, size, weight, and cost reduction. These advantages accrue from the capability for integrating several CCD signal processing functions onto a single substrate. This paper describes results of an effort which successfully demonstrated the monolithic integration of key CCD signal processing functions for a representative high-performance scanning surveillance sensor. The principal information required by the sensor for this application is the magnitude and two-dimensional centroid estimation of point targets. The key functions provided by the CCD signal processor are delay-and-add and focal-plane formatting for two-way scanned sensor, multiplexing, and two-dimensional analog centroid filtering.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 November 1977
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0124, Modern Utilization of Infrared Technology III, (9 November 1977); doi: 10.1117/12.955838
Show Author Affiliations
W. L. Eversole, Texas Instruments Incorporated (United States)
C. R. Hewes, Texas Instruments Incorporated (United States)
D. D. Buss, Texas Instruments Incorporated (United States)
T. F. Cheek, Texas Instruments Incorporated (United States)
W. E. Brasher, Texas Instruments Incorporated (United States)

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

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