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System and method for generating a deselect mapping for a focal plane array

United States Patent

8,445,838
May 21, 2013
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A method for generating a deselect mapping for a focal plane array according to one embodiment includes gathering a data set for a focal plane array when exposed to light or radiation from a first known target; analyzing the data set for determining which pixels or subpixels of the focal plane array to add to a deselect mapping; adding the pixels or subpixels to the deselect mapping based on the analysis; and storing the deselect mapping. A method for gathering data using a focal plane array according to another embodiment includes deselecting pixels or subpixels based on a deselect mapping; gathering a data set using pixels or subpixels in a focal plane array that are not deselected upon exposure thereof to light or radiation from a target of interest; and outputting the data set.
Bixler; Jay V. (Lafayette, CA), Brandt; Timothy G. (Manteca, CA), Conger; James L. (San Ramon, CA), Lawson; Janice K. (Tracy, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
12/ 365,839
20130112850
February 4, 2009
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC52-07NA27344 between the United States Department of Energy and Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.