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Focal Plane Architecture: An Overview
Author(s): William S. Chan
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Paper Abstract

The advent of mosaic focal planes, with their accompanying complexity, demands a clear delineation and a wide perspective of architectural levels for the optimum design and integration of focal planes. This overview describes the important characteristics of the various architectural levels, pinpoints the main constraints on focal plane architecture and highlights the major issues and trends in focal plane technology.

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Date Published: 7 May 1980
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0217, Advances in Focal Plane Technology, (7 May 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.958471
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William S. Chan, The Aerospace Corporation (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0217:
Advances in Focal Plane Technology
William S. Chan, Editor(s)

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