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Computer-Aided Facility For Mosaic Sensor Test And Calibration And Characterization Of Advanced Focal Plane Arrays
Author(s): S. R. Hawkins; A. K. Gressle; R. P. Farley; W. G. Opyd
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Paper Abstract

Staring and scanning electro-optic sensors for many future satellite and airborne systems will use advanced technology focal plane arrays involving very large numbers of detectors. This requirement exists for both the visible and infrared spectrums. Sophisticated computer-aided measurement facilities and software are needed for mosaic sensor test and calibration, detailed evaluation and characterization of advanced mosaic focal plane arrays, processing and analysis of mosaic sensor flight data, and laboratory sensor simulations. This paper describes the Mosaic Sensor Test and Calibration facility (MOSTAC) which uses a fully dedicated Eclipse S/230 minicomputer with many associated peripherals configured specifically for high-speed acquisition, processing and display of data from mosaic sensors and focal plane arrays, and for the measurement and control of experimental parameters. The system is designed specifically as a research tool for the characterization of advanced infrared and visible focal plane arrays, and as a facility for the testing and calibration of mosaic sensors, processing of flight data, and real-time laboratory simulations. Several of the present and planned test programs will be described along with examples of processed test data from infrared and visible CCD focal plane arrays.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 December 1979
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 0197, Modern Utilization of Infrared Technology V, (17 December 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957986
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S. R. Hawkins, Lockheed Palo Alto Research Laboratories (United States)
A. K. Gressle, Lockheed Palo Alto Research Laboratories (United States)
R. P. Farley, Lockheed Palo Alto Research Laboratories (United States)
W. G. Opyd, Lockheed Palo Alto Research Laboratories (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0197:
Modern Utilization of Infrared Technology V
Irving J. Spiro, Editor(s)

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