Signal Processing Applications of Charge-Coupled Devices

  • Suhash Chandra Dutta RoyEmail author


The charge-coupled device, first disclosed in the Bell System Technical Journal in 1970, is an analog, sampled data delay line and has made a significant impact in the field of signal processing. In this chapter, a brief introduction to the device is followed by the considerations, which make it so important and convenient in signal processing applications. A number of specific applications are outlined and their advantages and limitations are briefly discussed. In particular, the effect of the most important limiting factor, namely, charge-transfer inefficiency is discussed in some detail and several methods of compensation are outlined. The chapter concludes with an indication of the work being done at IIT Delhi on the various aspects relating to theory, fabrication and signal processing applications of the device.


Charge-coupled devices Signal processing Charge-transfer inefficiency Transversal filters Spectral analysis 


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