3 October 2006 Smart FPA's: are they worth the effort?
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CMOS APS technology allows including signal processing in the sensor array. Inclusion of functionality however will come at a cost both financially and in the field of limited applicability. Based on two real world examples (micro digital sunsensor core and lightning flash detector for Meteosat Third Generation (MTG)) it will be demonstrated that large system gains can be obtained by devising smart focal planes. Therefore it is felt that the advantages outweigh the disadvantages for some applications, making it worth to spend the effort on system integration.
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Johan Leijtens, Johan Leijtens, Albert Theuwissen, Albert Theuwissen, Pierre Magnan, Pierre Magnan, } "Smart FPA's: are they worth the effort?", Proc. SPIE 6361, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites X, 636115 (3 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.684594; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.684594
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