1 December 1989 Range Calculations For Staring Schottky Barrier Sensors
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The maximum detection range for an infrared system depends on the signal-to-noise ratio of the target. Calculation of the signal from an intrinsic infrared detector with a flat spectral quantum efficiency such as indium antimonide or mercury cadmium telluride is straightforward, and simplifications yielding closed-form solutions can be obtained. Schottky barrier diodes have a complex spectral quantum efficiency function because of the nature of hot carrier photoemission, leading to a complex function for both the signal and noise components. This paper derives a detection range equation for Schottky barrier staring sensor systems using this spectral relationship as well as other parameters unique to these diodes.
P. W. Pellegrini, P. W. Pellegrini, } "Range Calculations For Staring Schottky Barrier Sensors," Optical Engineering 28(12), 281288 (1 December 1989). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.7977145 . Submission:


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