22 July 1998 Compact high-performance MWIR camera with exposure control and 12-bit video processor
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The design and performance of a compact infrared camera system is presented. The 3 - 5 micron MWIR imaging system consists of a Stirling-cooled 640 X 480 staring PtSi infrared focal plane array (IRFPA) with a compact, high-performance 12-bit digital image processor. The low-noise CMOS IRFPA is X-Y addressable, utilizes on-chip-scanning registers and has electronic exposure control. The digital image processor uses 16-frame averaged, 2-point non-uniformity compensation and defective pixel substitution circuitry. There are separate 12- bit digital and analog I/O ports for display control and video output. The versatile camera system can be configured in NTSC, CCIR, and progressive scan readout formats and the exposure control settings are digitally programmable.
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Thomas S. Villani, Thomas S. Villani, Kenneth A. Loesser, Kenneth A. Loesser, Steve N. Perna, Steve N. Perna, D. R. McCarthy, D. R. McCarthy, Francis P. Pantuso, Francis P. Pantuso, } "Compact high-performance MWIR camera with exposure control and 12-bit video processor", Proc. SPIE 3379, Infrared Detectors and Focal Plane Arrays V, (22 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.317598; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.317598


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