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Development and demonstration of the SOFRADIR 480 x 4 infrared FPA for the LOSAT second-generation FLIR
Author(s): James P. Kraus; James P. Dietz; Jean-Pierre Chatard; Philippe M. Tribolet; Suzanne Katherine Daniels; Sam B. Wood
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Paper Abstract

High resolution second generation infrared focal plane arrays (FPAs) are not yet fully mature. However, 480 X 4 infrared FPAs have been designed, developed, and demonstrated for the U.S. Army Line-of-Sight Antitank (LOSAT) Weapon System. The infrared FPAs were developed on schedule and in budget by Sofradir (Grenoble, France) by taking a low risk approach based upon the technology incorporated into their 288 X 4 production infrared FPAs. First pass processor success was achieved on the silicon readout integrated circuit, and concurrent engineering was used to optimize the infrared FPA for the particular requirements of the LOSAT program. The success of the 480 X 4 development has resulted in the availability of a high resolution infrared FPA that can now be produced for incorporation into forward looking infrared systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 October 1994
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 2269, Infrared Technology XX, (17 October 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.188666
Show Author Affiliations
James P. Kraus, Texas Instruments Inc. (United States)
James P. Dietz, Texas Instruments Inc. (United States)
Jean-Pierre Chatard, SOFRADIR (France)
Philippe M. Tribolet, SOFRADIR (France)
Suzanne Katherine Daniels, U.S. Army Missile Command (United States)
Sam B. Wood, U.S. Army Missile Command (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2269:
Infrared Technology XX
Bjorn F. Andresen, Editor(s)

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