1 September 1990 High-performance PTSI MWIR camera
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This paper describes a staring Platinum Silicide (PtSi) medium wave infrared (MWIR) camera. The sensor is configured with a 244 x 400 hybrid focal plane array (HFPA), which has a 24 x 24 sq micron unit cell and an 84-percent fill factor. The PtSi HFPA exhibits high sensitivity with a single pixel NE-Delta-T less than 0.09 C at F/2.0 at 60 Hz. The HFPA performance characteristics, such as dc uniformity, signal responsivity, noise, and NE-Delta-T, are reviewed. The camera containing the HFPA is divided into two units: a camera head and camera processor. The camera head operates at a 60 Hz frame rate generating two 3.6 MHz video outputs. The camera processor converts these two outputs into RS-170 video. Nonuniformity correction and video reformatting are performed in the processor. The system architecture, operation, and system performance are described.
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Darryl L. Sato, Darryl L. Sato, William A. Terre, William A. Terre, William S. Ewing, William S. Ewing, James L. Gates, James L. Gates, } "High-performance PTSI MWIR camera", Proc. SPIE 1308, Infrared Detectors and Focal Plane Arrays, (1 September 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.21724; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.21724


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