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System Limitations Of Infrared Detectors
Author(s): George R. Pruett
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Paper Abstract

Thermal imaging systems for industrial and military applications have capabilities not envisioned twenty years ago. Much of this rapid growth in capabilities is a direct result of synergistic coupling between system and detector design engineers funded by the United States Department of Defense. In many designs both the detector and the system optical designs have been pushed to levels very near their fundamental limits. It is therefore, advantageous to spell out some of the fundamental limitations on detectors to avoid the needless design iterations which result when only the equations (without boundry values) are manipulated in the quest to meet the system packaging and sensitivity requirements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 November 1977
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 0124, Modern Utilization of Infrared Technology III, (9 November 1977); doi: 10.1117/12.955845
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George R. Pruett, 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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