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Semiconductor film bolometer technology for uncooled IR sensors
Author(s): Mark H. Unewisse; Kevin Charles Liddiard; Brian I. Craig; Stephen J. Passmore; Rodney J. Watson; Robert E. Clarke; Olaf Reinhold
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents an overview of the research program on uncooled IR sensitive bolometer technology at the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO). It covers the design, materials growth, and performance of semiconductor film bolometer (SFB) IR detectors, with a strong emphasis on the practical considerations involved in their production. The overview includes a discussion of thermal isolation and the effects that vacuum packaging, and other alternative technologies, have on the performance of the detectors. Some of the principal applications of uncooled SFB IR detectors are also discussed. Finally, current technological developments in the DSTO uncooled sensor program and the direction of future research are described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 1995
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2552, Infrared Technology XXI, (8 September 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.218278
Show Author Affiliations
Mark H. Unewisse, Defence Science and Technology Organisation (Australia)
Kevin Charles Liddiard, Defence Science and Technology Organisation (Australia)
Brian I. Craig, Defence Science and Technology Organisation (Australia)
Stephen J. Passmore, Defence Science and Technology Organisation (Australia)
Rodney J. Watson, Defence Science and Technology Organisation (Australia)
Robert E. Clarke, Defence Science and Technology Organisation (Australia)
Olaf Reinhold, Defence Science and Technology Organisation (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2552:
Infrared Technology XXI
Bjorn F. Andresen; Marija Strojnik, Editor(s)

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