A mathematical model of staring planar array sensor behavior is required for simulation of sensors in imaging system performance evaluation studies, as well as for evaluation of the sensors themselves. Such a model should be accurate, adaptable, and practical to implement. As existing models of scanning sensors were inadequate, a model that is both structurally and statistically consistent with actual sensors has been developed at Texas Instruments. To characterize a class of sensors, data is collected by recording selected imagery using a representative sensor. The recorded data is reduced, converted, and stored in a medium facilitating access by a digital computer. The resulting data is then analyzed to extract critical sensor statistics that characterize the nominal behavior of the sensor and the associated fixed and time varying errors.
Craig A. MacPherson,
R. E. Nasburg,
"Hybrid Modeling Of Staring Planar Arrays", Proc. SPIE 0359, Applications of Digital Image Processing IV, (17 March 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.965955; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.965955