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MiniMapperTM: a low-cost imaging IR linescanner
Author(s): Timothy R. Beystrum; Paul M. Everett; Mark K. Preis; Peter C. T. Roberts; Marcus L. Sutton; Maurice H. Beaulieu; Paul J. Jarmuz; R. J. Zeilinski; Michael R. Hess
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Paper Abstract

A low cost MWIR thermal imaging line scanner based on a multiplexed PbSe FPA has been developed. It was designed to be mounted on the underside of UAVs to remotely map battlefields. It also has many dual-use commercial applications. The first unit has been tested in the laboratory and in roof-top imaging demonstrations. It has produced excellent imagery. The noise equivalent temperature difference has been measured to be 0.55 C in preliminary tests. An improved FPA will be installed soon in the unit which will significantly reduce the NET.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 December 1993
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 2023, Airborne Reconnaissance XVII, (20 December 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.165512
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Timothy R. Beystrum, Litton Electron Devices (United States)
Paul M. Everett, Litton Electron Devices (United States)
Mark K. Preis, Litton Electron Devices (United States)
Peter C. T. Roberts, Litton Electron Devices (United States)
Marcus L. Sutton, Litton Electron Devices (United States)
Maurice H. Beaulieu, Litton Itek Optical Systems (United States)
Paul J. Jarmuz, Litton Itek Optical Systems (United States)
R. J. Zeilinski, Litton Itek Optical Systems (United States)
Michael R. Hess, Naval Air Warfare Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2023:
Airborne Reconnaissance XVII
Paul A. Henkel; Thomas W. Augustyn; Wallace G. Fishell, Editor(s)

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