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Fiber-Optic Coupled Solid State Focal Plane Mosaic
Author(s): Francis J. Cook; Holger M. Luther
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Paper Abstract

The concept of a focal plane mosaic composed of charge coupled devices (CCD's) optically bonded to tapered fiber optic bundles is described. The mosaic eliminates a number of disadvantageous features associated with the application of CCD's to large area focal planes such as the low yield and transfer efficiency related MTF losses inherent in large arrays as well as permitting peripheral signal processing architecture without loss of imagery. Experimental results obtained from a prototype version of the mosaic are presented and realizable improvements to second generation devices are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 February 1981
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0244, Mosaic Focal Plane Methodologies I, (18 February 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.959313
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Francis J. Cook, Avco Everett Research Laboratory, Incorporated (United States)
Holger M. Luther, Avco Everett Research Laboratory, Incorporated (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0244:
Mosaic Focal Plane Methodologies I
William S. Chan, Editor(s)

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