7 May 1980 Low-power Compensation Technique For Fixed Pattern Noise In Infrared Staring Arrays
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Proceedings Volume 0217, Advances in Focal Plane Technology; (1980) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.958489
Event: 1980 Los Angeles Technical Symposium, 1980, Los Angeles, United States
Abstract
Nonscanned staring thermal imagers for portable applications have many advantages if the fixed-pattern noise caused by elemental non-uniformities can be compensated in a low-power configuration operating in real time. A novel approach to this problem has been developed using a multiple-loop fold-back technique. This technique corrects for both gain and level non-uniformities in real time and allows for either updating the stored correction data or for a permanent compensation approach. The total power consumption for this technique is less than 50 microwatts in a volume of less than 0.001 cubic inches per picture element. The modular approach makes this compensation technique applicable to arrays of all sizes in any application of staring infrared imagers.
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Richard W. Helfrich, "Low-power Compensation Technique For Fixed Pattern Noise In Infrared Staring Arrays", Proc. SPIE 0217, Advances in Focal Plane Technology, (7 May 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.958489; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.958489
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