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Unconventional Focal-Plane Architecture (FPA)
Author(s): John C. Carson
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Paper Abstract

The large amounts of resources spent thus far on IR mosaic focal plane assemblies (FPA) have unfortunately as yet produced little of operational utility. The main problem areas are dynamic range, on-focal plane sianal conditioning, uniformity of performance, and producibility. These problems cannot be isolated to either the detectors or the read-out electronics individually but must be resolved in an integrated manner. New FPA architectures are called for to provide large electronics real estate while retaining low cost and producibility. One such configuration, HYMOSS, has been under development at Irvine Sensors Corporation for the past two years. HYMOSS is designed to provide the requisite dynamic range, uniformity, and noise characteristics by utilizing the third dimension in an extremely compact form.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 August 1980
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0225, Infrared Image Sensor Technology, (6 August 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.958700
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John C. Carson, Irvine Sensors Corporation (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0225:
Infrared Image Sensor Technology
Esther Krikorian, Editor(s)

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