13 September 1989 Z-Plane Comparison With CCD For Lightning Mapper Application
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The implications of implementing a Lightning Mapper Sensor (LMS) using Z-plane technology were compared with using CCDs. Comparisons were made in 1) signal-to-noise ratio, 2) field-of-view/pixel size, 3) modularity/flexibility, 4) data processing, 5) associated electrical power, and 6) development risk. The Z-plane was found to be superior in all six categories. It was shown that no CCD currently under development is capable of coming close to meeting the LMS requirements whereas the Z-plane approach meets them comfortably.
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Joseph P. Martin, Joseph P. Martin, Thomas P. Sangston, Thomas P. Sangston, } "Z-Plane Comparison With CCD For Lightning Mapper Application", Proc. SPIE 1097, Materials, Devices, Techniques, and Applications for Z-Plane Focal Plane Array, (13 September 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.960366; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.960366


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