20 December 1993 Megapixel image sensors with forward motion compensation for aerial reconnaissance applications
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Focal planes constructed of high speed, high resolution CCD image sensors are suitable for airborne reconnaissance applications, but have mainly consisted of linear and TDI array configurations. Until recently large format area arrays have been limited to staring applications, characterized by long integration times and slow readout rates. Large area reconnaissance focal planes require opto-mechanical systems for motion compensation across the imaging plane. A unique CCD architecture has been developed to provide electronic image motion compensation using variable speed vertical clocking segments. This architecture has been applied to very large full frame CCD sensors having 2048 X 2048 and 5040 X 5040 pixel formats.
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Michael G. Farrier, Stacy R. Kamasz, Shing-Fat Fred Ma, William D. Washkurak, Savvas G. Chamberlain, P. Tom Jenkins, "Megapixel image sensors with forward motion compensation for aerial reconnaissance applications", Proc. SPIE 2023, Airborne Reconnaissance XVII, (20 December 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.165518; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.165518
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