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High-fill-factor suspended-resistor IR scene generator: design, fabrication, and preliminary performance
Author(s): Alan P. Pritchard; Michael C. Hebbron; Stephen Paul Lake; Ian M. Sturland
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Paper Abstract

We describe an experimental program of design, fabrication and preliminary performance of an infrared scene generator system designed as a 256 X 256 element electrically heated pixel array. Each pixel consists of a suspended resistor element which has a high area fill factor, being designed as a 3D structure of an electronic drive backplane. Initial performance shows that a practical device can be designed with around 300 degree(s)C temperature range.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 August 1993
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1967, Characterization, Propagation, and Simulation of Sources and Backgrounds III, (13 August 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.151039
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Alan P. Pritchard, British Aerospace plc (United Kingdom)
Michael C. Hebbron, British Aerospace plc (United Kingdom)
Stephen Paul Lake, British Aerospace plc (United Kingdom)
Ian M. Sturland, British Aerospace plc (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1967:
Characterization, Propagation, and Simulation of Sources and Backgrounds III
Wendell R. Watkins; Dieter Clement, Editor(s)

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