Accession Number : ADD011894

Title :   Self-Guarding Schottky Barrier Infrared Detector Array.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Shepherd,F D , Jr ; Pellegrini,P W ; Ludington,C E ; Weeks,M M

Report Date : 23 Jul 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A two dimensional focal plane array of Schottky photodiodes on a silicon substrate for infrared imaging. The array is designed for mating with multiplexing circuitry and has a self-guarding feature wherein adjacent Schottky electrodes act as guard electrodes. This feature allows a substantial increase of the focal plane area coverage ratio. (Author)

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *ARRAYS, *PHOTODIODES, *GUARD RINGS, *INFRARED DETECTORS, *SCHOTTKY BARRIER DEVICES, MOSAICS(DETECTORS), MULTIPLEXING, MERCURY COMPOUNDS, SILICON, INFRARED IMAGES, TELLURIDES, PHOTOELECTRIC EMISSION, ELECTRIC FIELDS, SIGNALS, TWO DIMENSIONAL, FIELD INTENSITY, SEMICONDUCTORS, FOCUSING, OVERLAP, SUBSTRATES, ELECTRODES, METALS, DETECTION, CIRCUITS, DEPLETION

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Acoustic Detection and Detectors
      Infrared Detection and Detectors
      Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE