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Z-Plane Comparison With CCD For Lightning Mapper Application
Author(s): Joseph P. Martin; Thomas P. Sangston
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Paper Abstract

The implications of implementing a Lightning Mapper Sensor (LMS) using Z-plane technology were compared with using CCDs. Comparisons were made in 1) signal-to-noise ratio, 2) field-of-view/pixel size, 3) modularity/flexibility, 4) data processing, 5) associated electrical power, and 6) development risk. The Z-plane was found to be superior in all six categories. It was shown that no CCD currently under development is capable of coming close to meeting the LMS requirements whereas the Z-plane approach meets them comfortably.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 September 1989
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1097, Materials, Devices, Techniques, and Applications for Z-Plane Focal Plane Array, (13 September 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.960366
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Joseph P. Martin, Martin Marietta Astronautics Group (United States)
Thomas P. Sangston, Martin Marietta Astronautics Group (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1097:
Materials, Devices, Techniques, and Applications for Z-Plane Focal Plane Array
John C. Carson, Editor(s)

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