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Detector-Charge-Coupled Device (CCD) Interface Methods
Author(s): William S. Chan
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Paper Abstract

This article reviews current development and issues in detector-CCD interface methods employed in mosaic focal plane arrays,particularly those designed for the infrared spectrum. The functions of inter-faces, such as signal inputing, impedance matching, signal conditioning, and background suppressing, are discussed along with their compatibility with MOS (metal oxide semiconductor) and cryogenic techniques. An attempt is made in classifying the interface methods into five main categories - monolithic (optical), direct injection, gate modulation, buffered circuit, and preamplified circuit - while a qualitative assess-ment is made of the capability of background suppression for several interfaces. The article concludes by identifying four classes of limitation of the interfaces - architectural, electrical, test and control, and processing - of achieving high sensitivity, wide dynamic range, and large linearity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 February 1981
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 0244, Mosaic Focal Plane Methodologies I, (18 February 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.959309
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William S. Chan, The Aerospace Corporation (United States)


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

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