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Uniformity compensation for high-quantum-efficiency focal plane arrays
Author(s): Stephen Roger Horman; Matthew W. Zurasky; James J. Talamonti; Kenneth C. Hepfer
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Paper Abstract

NSWCDD has developed a new nonuniformity correction (NUC) technique that has been demonstrated to significantly reduce both fixed pattern and temporal noise in sensors using high quantum efficiency (QE) infrared (IR) staring focal plane arrays (FPA). Sensors using this technique have been shown to have good response in every pixel, i.e., there are no dead or anomalously noisy pixels anywhere in the field of view (FOV). This technique will also enable development of sensors with very small apertures as well as those which can dynamically trade off sensitivity, resolution and frame rate. In addition, effective yield of detector production will be enhanced, since these benefits can be obtained using arrays that would be rejected for most applications, were conventional NUC used. This technique has been demonstrated to work as specified through analysis of real time data. A high performance, concept demonstration sensor, is in the final stages of acceptance testing, with delivery planned for April 1997.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 August 1997
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3061, Infrared Technology and Applications XXIII, (13 August 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.280367
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Stephen Roger Horman, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. (United States)
Matthew W. Zurasky, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. (United States)
James J. Talamonti, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. (United States)
Kenneth C. Hepfer, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3061:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXIII
Bjorn F. Andresen; Marija Strojnik, Editor(s)

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