1 November 1990 Potential architectures for superconductive IR focal plane sensors
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Extremely low power superconductive electronics (SCE) (low noise preamplifier, analog to digital converter, multiplexer, etc.) for very large focal plane arrays can significantly reduce the overall sensor system power, hence its weight and volume, thus reducing overall mission cost. The general architecture for a Z-plane, all-superconducting technology focal plane signal processor is presented illustrating the functional elements and their general configurations. The low noise and speed of the TRW developed SCE permits unique solutions to focal plane array signal processing issues such as in-line gamma suppression and digital signal integration.
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Larry R. Eaton, Larry R. Eaton, Arnold H. Silver, Arnold H. Silver, Michael Leung, Michael Leung, Robert D. Sandell, Robert D. Sandell, Bruce J. Dalrymple, Bruce J. Dalrymple, Hugo W. Chan, Hugo W. Chan, Eugene L. Dines, Eugene L. Dines, } "Potential architectures for superconductive IR focal plane sensors", Proc. SPIE 1339, Materials, Devices, Techniques, and Applications for Z-Plane Focal Plane Array Technology II, (1 November 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.23011; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.23011


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