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Low light level CMOS sensor for night vision systems
Author(s): Elad Gross; Ran Ginat; Ofer Nesher
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Paper Abstract

For many years image intensifier tubes were used for night vision systems. In 2014, Elbit systems developed a digital low-light level CMOS sensor, with similar sensitivity to a Gen II image-intensifiers, down to starlight conditions. In this work we describe: the basic principle behind this sensor, physical model for low-light performance estimation and results of field testing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 May 2015
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 9451, Infrared Technology and Applications XLI, 945107 (26 May 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2182801
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Elad Gross, Elbit Systems Ltd. (Israel)
Ran Ginat, Elbit Systems Ltd. (Israel)
Ofer Nesher, Elbit Systems Ltd. (Israel)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9451:
Infrared Technology and Applications XLI
Bjørn F. Andresen; Gabor F. Fulop; Charles M. Hanson; Paul R. Norton, Editor(s)

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