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Nonuniformity Compensation Techniques For Staring Infrared (IR) Focal Planes
Author(s): C. L. Carrison; N. A. Foss
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Paper Abstract

To utilize the full performance advantages of staring infrared imaging systems currently under development, it is necessary to compensate for the characteristic fixed pattern "noise" which is present at the output from these IR focal planes. Since many of the applications for staring sensor systems require low power dissipiation configurations, it is necessary to develop automatic non-uniformity compensation electronics which have much lower power dissipation requirements than conventional digital compensation techniques. This paper discusses the sources of the non-uniformities and describes the typical characteristics of elevated temperature staring arrays. An analysis is given which shows how detector/CCD electrical coupling techniques strongly influence the compensation implementation and finally a review of circuit configurations for the compensation function will be given which show that very low power dissipation circuitry can be developed which meet the performance power dissipation requirements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 August 1979
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 0178, Smart Sensors, (20 August 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957270
Show Author Affiliations
C. L. Carrison, Honeywell Inc. (United States)
N. A. Foss, Honeywell Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0178:
Smart Sensors
David F. Barbe, Editor(s)

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