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Status of uncooled focal plane detector arrays for smart IR sensors
Author(s): Kevin Charles Liddiard; Ulf Ringh; Christer Jansson
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Paper Abstract

A cooperative research project between the Defense Science and Technology Organization, Australia, and the National Defense Research Establishment, Sweden, seeks to investigate concepts for smart IR focal plane detector arrays, whereby a monolithic Semiconductor Film Bolometer detector array is integrated with a CMOS signal conditioning circuit, analog- to-digital conversion and signal processing functions on the same silicon chip. Novel signal conditioning and on-chip digital readout techniques have been successfully demonstrated, and the supporting signal processing electronic design is being developed. This paper discusses the status of detector materials research and staring focal plane array development. The first experimental array has been delivered and is undergoing evaluation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 June 1996
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2746, Infrared Detectors and Focal Plane Arrays IV, (17 June 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.243047
Show Author Affiliations
Kevin Charles Liddiard, Defence Science and Technology Organisation (Australia)
Ulf Ringh, National Defence Research Establishment (Sweden)
Christer Jansson, National Defence Research Establishment (Sweden)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2746:
Infrared Detectors and Focal Plane Arrays IV
Eustace L. Dereniak; Robert E. Sampson, Editor(s)

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