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25 September 1989 An Approach To A Versatile Focal Plane Array Test Facility
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The CECOM Center for Night Vision and Electro-Optics (C2NVEO) infrared nfrared Focal Plane Array test facility is being upgraded to improve speed and test capability. Prior to the upgrade,the test station was capable of testing FPA's, but it did not meet present and future testing needs. Deficiencies such as; high system noise, inflexible dewar configuration, Limited levels of automation, in addition to the inability to perform focussed spot and FPA spectral responsivity measurements were reasons to improve the test station. It was important during this development that the ability to characterize a diverse variety of Infrared (IR) Focal Plane Array designs, sizes, formats, materials, and applications be maintained or increased. Considerations relating to this will be discussed. In the future, the test station will be able to test HgCdTe and PtSi arrays on a much larger scale than at present and test other new technologies as well. The goal is to be able to fully characterize one Focal Plane Array per day.
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C. L. Kauffman, C. R. Costanzo, and D. R. Kaplan "An Approach To A Versatile Focal Plane Array Test Facility", Proc. SPIE 1108, Test and Evaluation of Infrared Detectors and Arrays, (25 September 1989); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.960686
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