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Optical Engineering

Review of infrared scene projector technology-1993
Author(s): Ronald G. Driggers; Kenneth J. Barnard; Eddie Burroughs; Raymond Gerard Deep; Owen M. Williams
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Paper Abstract

The importance of testing IR imagers and missile seekers with realistic IR scenes warrants a review of the current technologies used in dynamic infrared scene projection. These technologies include resistive arrays, deformable mirror arrays, mirror membrane devices, liquid crystal light valves, laser writers, laser diode arrays, and CRTs. Other methods include frustrated total internal reflection, thermoelectric devices, galvanic cells, Bly cells, and vanadium dioxide. A description of each technology is presented along with a discussion of their relative benefits and disadvantages. The current state of each methodology is also summarized. Finally, the methods are compared and contrasted in terms of their performance parameters.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1994
PDF: 10 pages
Opt. Eng. 33(7) doi: 10.1117/12.172899
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 33, Issue 7
Show Author Affiliations
Ronald G. Driggers, Memphis State Univ. (United States)
Kenneth J. Barnard
Eddie Burroughs, U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command (United States)
Raymond Gerard Deep, U.S. Army (United States)
Owen M. Williams, Defence Science and Technology Organization (Australia)


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