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16 August 1988 Image Motion Compensation Using a Photon-Counting UV/Visible Detector
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Abstract
Real-time compensation for platform jitter and target motion has been demonstrated at ultraviolet wavelengths using a photon-counting detector. The detector, a multi-anode microchannel array (MAMA), is a rectangular array of pixels in which the (x,y) position of each received photon is recorded as a function of time. This method of recording photon events permits shifting the pixel address in a contolled fashion when each photon count is added to longterm memory. This shift in pixel address was used to compensate for target motion in the observation of a Scout rocket at 265 nm, thereby permitting measurements of the rocket plume size at this wavelength. The same technique was used in recent laboratory experiments, with the same 256x1024 MAMA array, to provide real-time compensation for platform jitter.
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Rainer M. E. Illing, Neal H. Zaun, and Richard L. Bybee "Image Motion Compensation Using a Photon-Counting UV/Visible Detector", Proc. SPIE 0932, Ultraviolet Technology II, (16 August 1988); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.946896
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