The Development of a Laser Focal Plane Array
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2020 Alameda Padre Serra, Santa Barbara, CA, 93103
Roger Stettner, Ph.d.
AbstractThis proposal describes an innovative and proprietary multiple detector focal plane assembly (FPA) designed to be used for high resolution 3 dimensional imaging (staring) underwater laser radar. This FPA design has the fallowing characteristics: - Can be used to determine the time-of-arrival of a laser pulse at each detector element in the array independent from the other detector elements in the array. - Depth resolution is better than 1/2 meter. - Very low noise and very high dynamic range, preliminary design has 12 bits dynamic range. - Preliminary design is for a 10 x 10 array but the number of detectors per array can definately be increased. - Very compact and low power. - All signals are fully digitized within the FPA. - Low cost in volume production. - Preliminary design has been modeled in PSPICE to confirm operating characteristics.
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