Modeling and Simulation of Two-Dimensional Position Sensitive Detector (PSD) Sensor
Shaher Dwik1, Natarajan Somasundaram2
1Shaher Dwik PG Scholar, Department of ECE, VelTech Rangarajan Dr.Sagunthala R&D Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai, India.
2Natarajan Somasundaram, Department of ECE, VelTech Rangarajan Dr.Sagunthala R&D Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai, India.
Manuscript received on October 12, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 22 October, 2019. | Manuscript published on November 10, 2019. | PP: 744-753 | Volume-9 Issue-1, November 2019. | Retrieval Number: A4226119119/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.A4226.119119
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Abstract: This paper presents Modeling and Simulation of Two-Dimensional Position Sensitive Detector (PSD) using MATLAB. PSD is an Optical Position Sensor (OPS) that can measure a position of a radiation spot in one or two-dimensions on a sensor surface. Unlike discrete elements such as Charge-Coupled Device (CCD), it provides continuous position data, features high position resolution and high-speed response which give this paper its importance. The sensor used consists of two-dimensional array of photodiodes. The sensor has four output photocurrents that change according to the position of incident radiation on the surface. The work is divided into three parts of Modeling and Simulation; the first part is a single photodiode, Second part is one-dimensional array of photodiodes and the third one is two-dimensional array of photodiodes. The tool used to do the simulation is MATLAB software because it is professional and accurate tool, it has photodiode element and it is possible to control the beam of incident light. This research can be useful for Acquisition; Pointing and Tracking (APT) systems where this sensor will give the necessary data to do tracking operation. Proteus software was also been used as a secondary tool.
Keywords: MATLAB, Photocurrent, Photodiode, Position Sensitive Detector (PSD).
Scope of the Article: Simulation Optimization and Risk Management