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24 June 1980 Thermal IR imaging System Using A Self-Scanned HgCdTe/CCD Detector Array
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Proceedings Volume 0226, Infrared Imaging Systems Technology; (1980)
Event: 1980 Technical Symposium East, 1980, Washington, D.C., United States
It is likely that future high resolution earth observation imaging systems will utilize self-scanned IR detectors. In an initial step toward this goal, an IR imaging system operating in the 10 to 12 micron spectral region has been developed. This system uses a 9-element Hg Cd Te/ CCD linear array operating in the photoconductive mode, nine pre-amplifiers and a silicon CCD multiplexer integrated into a focal plane assembly. Opto-mechanical techniques are used to scan the scene and images are produced in real time. The imaging performance of this system is described and measurements of noise, responsivity, D*, and detector sensitivity profiles are presented. The requirements for more advanced detector arrays for use in future NASA remote sensing missions are also discussed.
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Akram S. Husain-Abidi, H. Ostrow, and B. Rubin "Thermal IR imaging System Using A Self-Scanned HgCdTe/CCD Detector Array", Proc. SPIE 0226, Infrared Imaging Systems Technology, (24 June 1980);

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