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A High Performance 8 TO 12 pm (Hg,Cd)Te 72-Element Detector Array
Author(s): James B. Gilpin; John Roschen; Stephen R. Hampton; M. John Kniffin
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Paper Abstract

A high performance 8 to 12 µm 72-element (Hg,Cd)Te detector array has been built for an advanced difffaction-limited serial-scanned FLIR system. The avelzage peak detect it for the array is 1.7 x 1011 cm Hz 1/2 /W which results in a cumulative detectivity (~ rn D avg.) of 1.4 x 1012 cm Hz 1/2 /W . The cumulative detectivity controls system sensitivity. The cumulative D* for this array is over 2.3 times higher than a modular FLIR array with 180 elements and a better than average peak detectivity of 4.5 x 1010 cm Hz 1/2 /W or a cumulative detectivity of 0.6 x 1010 cm Hz ½/W.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 June 1978
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0132, Utilization of Infrared Detectors, (6 June 1978); doi: 10.1117/12.956067
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James B. Gilpin, Ford Aerospace & Communications Corporation (United States)
John Roschen, Ford Aerospace & Communications Corporation (United States)
Stephen R. Hampton, Ford Aerospace & Communications Corporation (United States)
M. John Kniffin, Ford Aerospace & Communications Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0132:
Utilization of Infrared Detectors
Irving J. Spiro, Editor(s)

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