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Important considerations on the use of an integrating focal plane array camera in an optical recognition system
Author(s): Bret F. Draayer; Paul A. Billings; Michael K. Giles
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Paper Abstract

Two cameras used as output transducers in a time-sequenced templet-matching optical correction system are compared. One camera, a charge-injection device (CID) camera, is equipped with an image intensifier, automatic gain control (AGC), and a standard video output, while the second camera is a charge-coupled device (CCD) camera without an intensifier or AGC but with a computer interface custom-designed to use the camera's digital output. The cameras are used at the output of the optical correlator in order to integrate high frame-rate time-sequenced output correlation responses derived from binary phase-only filters. It is concluded that an image intensifier is the most important feature to have in a CCD or CID camera because the use of it results in a shorter integration time.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1990
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1308, Infrared Detectors and Focal Plane Arrays, (1 September 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.21742
Show Author Affiliations
Bret F. Draayer, New Mexico State Univ. (United States)
Paul A. Billings, New Mexico State Univ. (United States)
Michael K. Giles, New Mexico State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1308:
Infrared Detectors and Focal Plane Arrays
Eustace L. Dereniak; Robert E. Sampson, Editor(s)

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