9 November 1977 CCD Signal Processor For Point Target Detection/Location Systems
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The key benefits of charge-coupled devices in space-borne scanning point-target detection/location systems are the potential impact for power, size, weight, and cost reduction. These advantages accrue from the capability for integrating several CCD signal processing functions onto a single substrate. This paper describes results of an effort which successfully demonstrated the monolithic integration of key CCD signal processing functions for a representative high-performance scanning surveillance sensor. The principal information required by the sensor for this application is the magnitude and two-dimensional centroid estimation of point targets. The key functions provided by the CCD signal processor are delay-and-add and focal-plane formatting for two-way scanned sensor, multiplexing, and two-dimensional analog centroid filtering.
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W. L. Eversole, C. R. Hewes, D. D. Buss, T. F. Cheek, and W. E. Brasher "CCD Signal Processor For Point Target Detection/Location Systems", Proc. SPIE 0124, Modern Utilization of Infrared Technology III, (9 November 1977); doi: 10.1117/12.955838; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.955838


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