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6 August 1980 Focal-Plane Evaluation
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Proceedings Volume 0225, Infrared Image Sensor Technology; (1980)
Event: 1980 Technical Symposium East, 1980, Washington, D.C., United States
Performance evaluation of focal planes begins with arrays, continues through modules, and concludes with integrated focal planes. The first part of this article clarifies the functions and complexity of four different classes of evaluation, R and D, Prototype, Production, and Integrated focal plane. The second part discusses several major issues currently confronting the focal plane community - some of these are readily resolvable while others await further technological advances. A conclusion is made that automation of a facility having a high throughput capability is essential for production of arrays and that future focal plane designs must incorporate built-in diagnostic and fault-tolerant structures to ease the burgeoning burden of evaluation.
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William S. Chan "Focal-Plane Evaluation", Proc. SPIE 0225, Infrared Image Sensor Technology, (6 August 1980);

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