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A millimeter-wave kinetic inductance detector camera for long-range imaging through optical obscurants

Sayers, Jack and Day, Peter K. and Cunnane, Daniel P. and Eom, Byeong Ho and LeDuc, Henry G. and O'Brient, Roger C. and Runyan, Marcus C. and Bryan, Sean A. and Gordon, Samuel B. and Mauskopf, Philip D. and Johnson, Bradley R. and McCarrick, Heather and Bhandarkar, Tanay A. (2020) A millimeter-wave kinetic inductance detector camera for long-range imaging through optical obscurants. In: Passive and Active Millimeter-Wave Imaging XXIII. Proceedings of SPIE. No.11411. Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, Art. No. 114110H. ISBN 9781510635999. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20200520-072253996

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Abstract

Millimeter-wave imaging provides a promising option for long-range target detection through optical obscurants such as fog, which often occur in marine environments. Given this motivation, we are currently developing a 150 GHz polarization-sensitive imager using a relatively new type of superconducting pair-breaking detector, the kinetic inductance detector (KID). This imager will be paired with a 1.5 m telescope to obtain an angular resolution of 0.09° over a 3.5° field of view using 3,840 KIDs. We have fully characterized a prototype KID array, which shows excellent performance with noise strongly limited by the irreducible fluctuations from the ambient temperature background. Full-scale KID arrays are now being fabricated and characterized for a planned demonstration in a maritime environment later this year.


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Sayers, Jack0000-0002-8213-3784
Mauskopf, Philip D.0000-0001-6397-5516
Additional Information:© 2020 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). This project has been funded by the Office of Naval Research.
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Subject Keywords:Kinetic Inductance Detectors, Millimeter-Wave Imaging, Optical Obscurants
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Issue or Number:11411
Record Number:CaltechAUTHORS:20200520-072253996
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Official Citation:Jack Sayers, Peter K. Day, Daniel P. Cunnane, Byeong Ho Eom, Henry G. LeDuc, Roger C. O'Brient, Marcus C. Runyan, Sean A. Bryan, Samuel B. Gordon, Philip D. Mauskopf, Bradley R. Johnson, Heather McCarrick, and Tanay A. Bhandarkar "A millimeter-wave kinetic inductance detector camera for long-range imaging through optical obscurants", Proc. SPIE 11411, Passive and Active Millimeter-Wave Imaging XXIII, 114110H (18 May 2020); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2557428
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