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System Design For A Staring Mosaic Sensor
Author(s): Herbert E. Rauch; John J. Kohfeld
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Paper Abstract

In this paper analytic and numerical methods are presented for the design of a staring mosaic sensor system. The calculations are simplified by using the properties of two-dimensional Fourier transforms. The methods permit investigation of the dependence of background suppression and signal-to-noise ratio on characteristics such as: non-isotropic background with two-dimensional spatial power spectral density, background drift rate, optical blur, detector footprint, electronic sensor noise, and target phasing and velocity. Representative examples are discussed along with sample numerical results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 June 1980
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0226, Infrared Imaging Systems Technology, (24 June 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.958721
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Herbert E. Rauch, Lockheed Palo Alto Research Laboratory (United States)
John J. Kohfeld, Lockheed Palo Alto Research Laboratory (United States)


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

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