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Evaluation Of Multi-Spectral Linear Array Detectors For Spaceborne Applications
Author(s): James E. Kalshoven Jr.; David Tom
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Paper Abstract

A NASA laboratory for evaluating linear detector arrays for remote sensing applications from the visible to shortwave infrared is de-scribed. Nominal requirements are presented on the critical parameters of signal-to-noise ratio, modulation transfer function, response linearity, dynamic range, and detector-to-detector response uniformity. Results of tests on a custom developed multi-spectral linear array from RCA and two commercial arrays from Texas Instruments and Reticon for the visible and near-infrared are presented. The custom array was clearly superior in signal-to-noise ratio and dynamic range to its off-the-shelf counterparts. All the arrays were found to have somewhat less than desirable modulation transfer functions, but excellent response linearity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1986
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0589, Instrumentation for Optical Remote Sensing from Space, (1 May 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.951913
Show Author Affiliations
James E. Kalshoven Jr., NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center (United States)
David Tom, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0589:
Instrumentation for Optical Remote Sensing from Space
John W. Lear; Andre Monfils; Sidney L. Russak; John S. Seeley, Editor(s)

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