13 April 1988 A Modular, Large Format, Two Dimensional Photon Counting Imaging System
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Proceedings Volume 0868, Optoelectronic Technologies for Remote Sensing from Space; (1988) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.943597
Event: 1987 Symposium on the Technologies for Optoelectronics, 1987, Cannes, France
Abstract
A 2D - photon counting imaging system, derived from the Mount Stromlo and Siding Spring Observatory concept, has been developed by MATRA for ground-based and spaceborne experiments. This system is described and its main performances discussed. The detector consists of a high gain image intensifier tube coupled to an array of 2D -CCD sensors by means of flexible optical fibre bundles (for image dissection). The dedicated electronic unit performs event detection and filtering, event centroid calculation and accumulation in a high speed incrementing memory. Some specific and critical techniques (direct optical coupling between fiber bundles and CCDs, realtime centroid calculation,...) and components (programmable array logic) are presented and discussed.
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P. Merat, P. Merat, C. Gricourt, C. Gricourt, } "A Modular, Large Format, Two Dimensional Photon Counting Imaging System", Proc. SPIE 0868, Optoelectronic Technologies for Remote Sensing from Space, (13 April 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.943597; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.943597
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