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Military applications for high-performance thermal imaging
Author(s): Ken McEwan
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Paper Abstract

The recent developments in high-performance infrared sensor technology are opening up new opportunities for exploitation in the defence and security domains. In this paper, the focal plane array developments in the UK on low noise techniques, avalanche photodiodes, high operating temperature devices and large format cameras are reviewed and impact upon military capability is discussed. These technological developments are focused towards enduring challenges including the stand-off identification of hazardous materials and long range target recognition and are enabling exploitation of high performance thermal imaging onto a wide range of smaller platforms.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 February 2015
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9370, Quantum Sensing and Nanophotonic Devices XII, 937024 (8 February 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2085940
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Ken McEwan, Defence Science and Technology Lab. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9370:
Quantum Sensing and Nanophotonic Devices XII
Manijeh Razeghi; Eric Tournié; Gail J. Brown, Editor(s)

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