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Military applications for uncooled infrared: airborne sensors at Alliant Techsystems
Author(s): Roger A. Lubke; John E. Overland; David Scott Willits
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Paper Abstract

Uncooled IR has been predicted to dominate commercial IR design within five years. The military market is moving in the same direction but with unique requirements. Alliant Techsystems is currently designing and field testing uncooled IR sensors for dual mode seekers, aerial surveillance, fire control systems, and RSTA applications. This paper will review the tradeoffs for several of our airborne program applications. Performance models are given for several microbolometer sensor approaches.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 July 1998
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3379, Infrared Detectors and Focal Plane Arrays V, (22 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.317604
Show Author Affiliations
Roger A. Lubke, Alliant Techsystems, Inc. (United States)
John E. Overland, Alliant Techsystems, Inc. (United States)
David Scott Willits, Alliant Techsystems, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3379:
Infrared Detectors and Focal Plane Arrays V
Eustace L. Dereniak; Robert E. Sampson, Editor(s)

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