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New Methodology For Infrared Focal Plane Configuration Analysis
Author(s): Richard J. Borken; Richard G. Solstad
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Paper Abstract

We have developed a new, systematic approach to analyzing the effects of different infrared mosaic focal plane geometrical configurations in order that a confkguration may be selected which is best for a particular application. This approach has been incorporated into a computer simulation program. The program provides a quantitative and graphical methodology which can be used to assess the performance of user-specified focal plane geometries when used in combination with specified target complexes. To do this, simulated detector signal data are first calculated. These data are used to directly develop an apparent image, or map, of the scene. Recently-developed techniques used to survey and map the sky at X-ray wavelengths have been modified appropriately for the infrared focal plane situation in order to do this. Once a map is developed, it is compared to the known target complex characteristics in order to assess its validity. Various focal planes and different instrumental noise levels can be used with a single reference scene in order to select a best focal plane configuration. The simulation will be described by reviewing a recent example application.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 February 1981
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0244, Mosaic Focal Plane Methodologies I, (18 February 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.959308
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Richard J. Borken, Honeywell Systems and Research Center (United States)
Richard G. Solstad, Honeywell Systems and Research Center (United States)


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

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