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Z-Packaging Technology For Focal-Plane Assembly
Author(s): D. J. Carlson; A. D. Markum; R. S. Spriggs; J. Y. Wong
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Paper Abstract

Staring mosaic focal planes, which are under development, combined detectors and associated signal processing to perform their mission functions. Much of the development work is centered on planar approaches in which a two dimensional detector array is sandwiched together with a two-dimensional signal processing array. This paper defines the "Z-tech-nology", a three-dimensional architecture as contrasted to the planar architectures. The status of the Z-technology as fabricated and tested at this time is reviewed, and near-term and long range design developments and goals are described. It is concluded that the Z-technology approach represents a low risk alternative to planar approaches, and has an inherent degree of flexibility which should prove to be cost effective.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 February 1981
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0244, Mosaic Focal Plane Methodologies I, (18 February 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.959311
Show Author Affiliations
D. J. Carlson, Grumman Aerospace Corporation (United States)
A. D. Markum, Grumman Aerospace Corporation (United States)
R. S. Spriggs, Grumman Aerospace Corporation (United States)
J. Y. Wong, Santa Barbara Research Center (United States)


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

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