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Review Of Charge Injection Device (CID) Technology
Author(s): Alan B. Grafinger; Gerald J. Michon
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Paper Abstract

The Charge Injection Device (CID) is an x-y addressed solid state imager introduced by General Electric in 1973 as a television sensor. A family of sensors has evolved to exploit the singular CID characteristics and capabilities. This paper describes the structure and principle of operation of a typical CID. A TV compatible differential current sensing mode of operation is described. A multiple non-destructive readout mode is described with examples of application to transform code generation and centroid interpolation. The CID radiation hardening potential is briefly reviewed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 February 1981
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0244, Mosaic Focal Plane Methodologies I, (18 February 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.959303
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Alan B. Grafinger, General Electric Reentry Systems Division (United States)
Gerald J. Michon, General Electric Corporate Research & Development (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0244:
Mosaic Focal Plane Methodologies I
William S. Chan, Editor(s)

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