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System Requirements For Computer-Aided Testing And Evaluation Of Solid-State Imaging Devices
Author(s): S. R. Hawkins; A K. Gressle; R P. Farley; A. H. Hubert
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Paper Abstract

With the development of large high-performance self-scanned optical and infrared solid-state imaging devices for military, scientific, and commercial applications, novel techniques for the detailed testing and evaluation of these devices are required. For most military and scientific applications, detailed characterizations of device performance and fairly sophisticated computer-aided measurement facilities are required to fulfill these needs. This is primarily due to the very large number of detectors in each device and the wide dynamic ranges and high data rates involved. This paper is a review of the basic hardware and software requirements for near real-time testing, and evaluation of these advanced technology devices with emphasis on data acquisition, data manipulation and processing, data storage, display of quick-look and processed data, and housekeeping and experimental control. As an example of such a facility, the Mosaic Sensor Test and Calibration (MOSTAC) facility at the Lockheed Palo Alto Research Laboratory will be discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 August 1980
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0230, Minicomputers and Microprocessors in Optical Systems, (8 August 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.958812
Show Author Affiliations
S. R. Hawkins, Lockheed Palo Alto Research Laboratory (United States)
A K. Gressle, Lockheed Palo Alto Research Laboratory (United States)
R P. Farley, Lockheed Palo Alto Research Laboratory (United States)
A. H. Hubert, RMH Associates (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0230:
Minicomputers and Microprocessors in Optical Systems
Chris L. Koliopoulos; Frederic M. Zweibaum, Editor(s)

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