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Thermal IR imaging System Using A Self-Scanned HgCdTe/CCD Detector Array
Author(s): Akram S. Husain-Abidi; H. Ostrow; B. Rubin
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Paper Abstract

It is likely that future high resolution earth observation imaging systems will utilize self-scanned IR detectors. In an initial step toward this goal, an IR imaging system operating in the 10 to 12 micron spectral region has been developed. This system uses a 9-element Hg Cd Te/ CCD linear array operating in the photoconductive mode, nine pre-amplifiers and a silicon CCD multiplexer integrated into a focal plane assembly. Opto-mechanical techniques are used to scan the scene and images are produced in real time. The imaging performance of this system is described and measurements of noise, responsivity, D*, and detector sensitivity profiles are presented. The requirements for more advanced detector arrays for use in future NASA remote sensing missions are also discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 June 1980
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0226, Infrared Imaging Systems Technology, (24 June 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.958718
Show Author Affiliations
Akram S. Husain-Abidi, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center (United States)
H. Ostrow, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center (United States)
B. Rubin, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0226:
Infrared Imaging Systems Technology
William L. Wolfe; Jerrold Zimmerman, Editor(s)

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