1 September 1991 Computer simulation of staring-array thermal imagers
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The recent advances in infrared technology have led to large two-dimensional detector arrays in a range of materials including cadmium mercury telluride, platinum silicide, and ceramic pyroelectric materials. The relatively high temperature sensitivity of these arrays compared with scanned detectors is being exploited in advanced electro-optic equipment either directly or by trading off against other parameters. A major difficulty which faces system designers is that of system performance prediction prior to expensive build and trial phases. In the past, this has been overcome using a number of established computer models which were developed for conventional scanned imagers. However, the principle of operation of staring imagers is so different that a new approach is required. This paper describes a modular computer simulation of staring array imagers.
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Derek J. Bradley, Peter N. J. Dennis, Chris J. Baddiley, Kevin St. John Murphy, Stephen R. Carpenter, W. G. Wilson, "Computer simulation of staring-array thermal imagers", Proc. SPIE 1488, Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing II, (1 September 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.45801; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.45801
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