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The Utility Of Available Low Quantum Efficiency Detector Arrays For Tactical Imaging
Author(s): John A. Jamieson
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Paper Abstract

A mosaic detector array which uses a charge coupled array to integrate and multiplex signals is significantly limited by charge saturation. Detection of warm targets by infrared sensing through the atmosphere tends to be limited more by clutter than by random fluctuations. For missions at television frame rates the important attributes of the detector array are good spatial resolution and uniformity of response. Responsive quantum efficiency is relatively unimportant. Operation at 3 to 4.2 μm offers advantages of resolution and larger rate of change of radiant signal with temperature.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 June 1980
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0226, Infrared Imaging Systems Technology, (24 June 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.958733
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John A. Jamieson, Jamieson Science and Engineering, Inc. (United States)


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

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