The different parameters that describe the characteristics and quality of a sensor are gathered and coherently described in the EMVA standard 1288. This standard illustrates the fundamental parameters that must be given to fully describe the real behavior of a sensor, together with the well-defined measurement methods to get these parameters.

The standard parameters are:

  • Sensitivity, linearity of signal versus light intensity and noise
  • Dark current (temperature dependence: optional)
  • Sensor non-uniformity and defect pixels
  • Spectral sensitivity (optional)
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