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1 November 1990 Predicting and verifying dynamic performance of the IBSS sensor
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Prediction of the dynamic performance of the Infrared Background Signature Survey (IBSS) is considered in terms of the expected system response, system noise, photon noise, and signal-to-noise-ratio (SNR). The prediction is based on a preliminary radiometric analysis that facilitates the calibration test program. The IBSS sensor exhibited a design noise-equivalent sterance of 9.72 x 10 exp -9 W/sq cm/sr at 6.86 microns for a 6.13 x 10 exp -6 sr detector, a dynamic range of 1 x 10 exp 6 with three gain ranges, and an SNR between 1 and 2400. Theoretical predictions are found to be in an excellent agreement with measurements.
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Clair L. Wyatt "Predicting and verifying dynamic performance of the IBSS sensor", Proc. SPIE 1340, Cryogenic Optical Systems and Instruments IV, (1 November 1990);

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