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Compensation Electronics For Staring Focal Plane Arrays
Author(s): K. J. Hartnett; N. R. Butler; J. A. Stobie; S. Iwasa
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Paper Abstract

A system which provides complete offset and gain correction to the output of a hybrid (HCT/CCD) staring focal plane has been developed. This system provides high speed, real time compensation using custom processing electronics at the CCD output. A microprocessor controls the operation of the electronics and allows the user to implement any of several operating modes. The compensated output can be displayed on a high speed CRT or on a standard black & white TV monitor to enhance visual resolution. The compensation electronics described here is correcting a 64 x 64 array at pixel rates to 5 MHz. The system can be configured to operate on array sizes up to 256 x 256 at frequencies to 10 MHz as larger arrays and faster analog to digital converters become available.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 July 1981
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0267, Staring Infrared Focal Plane Technology, (20 July 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.959911
Show Author Affiliations
K. J. Hartnett, Honeywell Electro-Optics Operations (United States)
N. R. Butler, Honeywell Electro-Optics Operations (United States)
J. A. Stobie, Honeywell Electro-Optics Operations (United States)
S. Iwasa, Honeywell Electro-Optics Operations (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0267:
Staring Infrared Focal Plane Technology
David N. Pocock, Editor(s)

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