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Smart FPA's: are they worth the effort?

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Johan Leijtens

TNO Science and Industry (Netherlands)

Albert Theuwissen

Delft Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)

Pierre Magnan

Supaero (France)

Proc. SPIE 6361, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites X, 636115 (October 03, 2006); doi:10.1117/12.684594
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  • Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites X
  • Roland Meynart; Steven P. Neeck; Haruhisa Shimoda
  • Stockholm, Sweden | September 11, 2006

abstract

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 ; Albert Theuwissen and Pierre Magnan
"Smart FPA's: are they worth the effort?", Proc. SPIE 6361, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites X, 636115 (October 03, 2006); doi:10.1117/12.684594; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.684594


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