12 February 1993 Development of a 4-million-pixel CCD imager for aerial reconnaissance
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High speed, high resolution CCD image sensors are suitable for airborne reconnaissance applications, but have mainly consisted of linear and TDI arrays. To date large format area arrays have been limited to staring applications, characterized by long integration times and slow readout rates. The authors have developed a 2048 (H) by 2048 (V) pixel, fast framing CCD array for aerial reconnaissance. The array incorporates high speed design features to provide operation in excess of 10 frames per second. Process modifications have been used in the design of a high signal capacity photoelement. A 12 micron square pixel pitch results in a relatively small focal plane diagonal of 34 millimeters. In this paper, we present the design and detailed performance evaluation of the array.
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Stephen J. Strunk, Stephen J. Strunk, John R.F. McMacken, John R.F. McMacken, Stacy R. Kamasz, Stacy R. Kamasz, William D. Washkurak, William D. Washkurak, Frank C. Ma, Frank C. Ma, Savvas G. Chamberlain, Savvas G. Chamberlain, } "Development of a 4-million-pixel CCD imager for aerial reconnaissance", Proc. SPIE 1763, Airborne Reconnaissance XVI, (12 February 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.140837; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.140837


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