1 June 1994 Imaging with array detectors using chopping and other forms of differential detection
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Abstract
To detect faint signals in the presence of a high background, differential techniques are often used. In IR astronomy this has led to the so-called chopping and nodding techniques. The introduction of array detectors especially for imaging in the thermal IR region of the astronomical spectrum requires an adaptations of these techniques which also takes into account the pixel nonuniformity of the array detector. I describe one possible imaging algorithm and the associated requirements for the chopping mechanisms of an 8-m telescope.
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Jacques Maurice Beckers, "Imaging with array detectors using chopping and other forms of differential detection", Proc. SPIE 2198, Instrumentation in Astronomy VIII, (1 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.176739; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.176739
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Telescopes

Signal detection

Signal to noise ratio

Imaging arrays

Astronomy

Detection and tracking algorithms

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