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|Author(s):||Daniel T. Becker; James A. Beall; Hsiao-Mei Cho; William Duncan; Kent D. Irwin; Gene C. Hilton; Robert D. Horansky; Peter J. Lowell; Michael D. Niemack; Nicholas G. Paulter Jr.; Carl D. Reintsema; Francis J. Schima; Robert E. Schwall; Ki W. Yoon; Peter Ade; Carole Tucker; Simon Dicker; Mark Halpern;|
|Title:||A 350-GHz high-resolution high-sensitivity passive video imaging system|
|Published:||April 27, 2010|
|Abstract:||We are developing a 350 GHz cryogenic passive video imaging system. This demonstration system uses 800 photon-noise-limited superconducting transition edge sensor bolometers. It will image a 1 m x 1 m area at a standoff distance of 16 m to a resolution of approximately 1 cm at video frame rates (20 frames per second). High spatial resolution is achieved by the use of an f/2.0 Cassegrain optical system with 1.3 m primary mirror. Preliminary testing of prototype detectors indicates that we can achieve a noise equivalent temperature difference (NETD) of 70 mK for the fully sampled 1 m × 1 m image at 20 frames per second.|
|Conference:||Passive Millimeter-Wave Imaging Technology XIII|
|Proceedings:||Proceedings of the SPIE|
|Dates:||April 5-9, 2010|
|Research Areas:||Remote Sensing|