Accession Number : ADA195552

Title :   Optimizing Focal Plane Interconnections.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : PHOTOFABRICATION TECHNOLOGY INC DERRY NH

Personal Author(s) : Howe, Robert E

PDF Url : ADA195552

Report Date : Jan 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : The interconnection of various elements in LWIR Focal Plane Arrays and associated signal processing electronics is currently more of a cut and try process than a straightforward design utilizing established performance parameters. Definition of this critical interface between detector and amplifier is hampered by the lack of baseline parameters relevant to the cryogenic environment and signal bandwidth of strategic defense systems. The specific objective of the Phase 1 contract is to define, through an industry survey, sufficient parameters to enable a Phase 2 effort to design, fabricate, and test a baseline generic focal plane interconnection cable. The results of the survey confirmed that there is a significant need for the proposed design guidelines. These same results also indicate, however, that the scope of the necessary effort to fabricate and test a meaningful baseline interconnection cable is beyond the time and budgetary limitations of an SBIR Program Phase 2 contract. Keywords: Far Infrared Radiation; Focal Plane Arrays; Infrared Detection. (jhd)

Descriptors :   *FOCAL PLANES, *INFRARED DETECTION, *OPTICAL PROCESSING, *ELECTROOPTICS, ARRAYS, BANDWIDTH, BASE LINES, CABLES, CIRCUIT INTERCONNECTIONS, CRYOGENICS, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, ELECTRONICS, FAR INFRARED RADIATION, INTERFACES, PARAMETERS, SIGNAL PROCESSING, SIGNALS

Subject Categories : Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE