Issues concerning IR system design that drive Z-plane technology development are discussed. Key characteristics of IR phenomenology are briefly addressed, followed by a discussion of critical IR focal plane array performance parameters as they relate to sensor design tradeoff issues. Possible future directions for radical approaches to Z-plane IR focal plane arrays are suggested.
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James C. Fraser, James C. Fraser, "Z-plane technology: retrospective and predictions", Proc. SPIE 1339, Materials, Devices, Techniques, and Applications for Z-Plane Focal Plane Array Technology II, (1 November 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.23030; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.23030


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