Instrument Model

The overall flow of information through the ALI instrument model:

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Optical Elements

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Readout Electronics

A typical readout circuit includes shot noise, readout noise, dark current and analog-to-digital conversion as shown below.

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This is handled by a Sensor.

Calibration

Imaging simulator

The ImagingSimulator takes a series of sensors, geometries, and an atmosphere and generates set of simulated radiances.