Focal plane staring mosaics for real-time source classification purposes must be used in such a way as to provide a compromise between the usefulness of the extracted discrimination features and the frame by frame classification rate. This paper surveys various mosaic layouts and scanning patterns with the aim of optimizing the feature acquisition rate. A radial mosaic layout is studied in detail.
L. F. Pau, L. F. Pau,
"Detector Layout And Scanning For An Infrared Source Classification System", Proc. SPIE 0253, Modern Utilization of Infrared Technology VI, (17 December 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.959508; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.959508