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Virtual Phase Imager For Galileo
Author(s): James R. Janesick; J. Hynecek; M. M. Blouke
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Paper Abstract

In 1985 NASA will launch a Galileo spacecraft using a new generation slow-scan planetary imaging system based on a recently developed single-phase charge-coupled device (CCD) sensor. This paper presents the fundamentals of operation of this new technology called "Virtual Phase" as used in Galileo. The design and operation of an 800 x 800 Virtual Phase CCD is described, and performance parameters as well as advantages and limitations are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1981
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0290, Solid-State Imagers for Astronomy, (1 January 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.965856
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James R. Janesick, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (United States)
J. Hynecek, Texas Instruments Inc. (United States)
M. M. Blouke, Texas Instruments Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0290:
Solid-State Imagers for Astronomy
John C. Geary; David W. Latham, Editor(s)

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