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New technologies for FPA dewars
Author(s): Stephen L. Whicker
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Paper Abstract

The common module family of long wavelength infrared (LWIR) forward looking infrared (FLIR) components, developed in 1974, established the feasibility of building custom infrared (IR) systems from a small family of critical components. Since 1974, Texas Instruments (TI) has produced over 35,000 of 80,000 detector dewar assemblies in 60-, 120-, and 180-channel configurations delivered to various U.S. and foreign government agencies. TI's success has resulted in a joint DoD and industry initiative to develop a family of second generation multi- mission LWIR detector dewar assemblies for the 1990s and beyond. This paper defines the dewar related second generation detector and system requirements, categorizes the requirements into specific dewar classes, and shows TI's approach to achieving cost effective results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 August 1992
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1683, Infrared Focal Plane Array Producibility and Related Materials, (12 August 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.137764
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Stephen L. Whicker, Texas Instruments Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1683:
Infrared Focal Plane Array Producibility and Related Materials
Raymond S. Balcerak; Paul W. Pellegrini; Dean A. Scribner, Editor(s)

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