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Progress In Wide-Field Infrared Systems Design
Author(s): William C. Gratz
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Paper Abstract

Progress in wide-field spaceborne infrared telescope systems design over the last decade has been driven by parallel developments in focal plane technology. The scanned linear detector array of 1970 is yielding to the two-dimensional mosaic array of 1980, which permits consideration of systems for continuous full-earth coverage from geosynchronous altitude. Secondly, the successful development of alternative detector materials and associated cryogenic systems for use in the new focal planes has made it possible to consider multiband missions at selected wavelengths over the 2- to 14-micrometer region.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 December 1978
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0156, Modern Utilization of Infrared Technology IV, (12 December 1978); doi: 10.1117/12.956763
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William C. Gratz, Itek Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0156:
Modern Utilization of Infrared Technology IV
Irving J. Spiro, Editor(s)

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