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NeuroSeek dual-color image processing infrared focal plane array
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Paper Abstract

Several technologies have been developed in recent years to advance the state of the art of IR sensor systems including dual color affordable focal planes, on-focal plane array biologically inspired image and signal processing techniques and spectral sensing techniques. Pacific Advanced Technology (PAT) and the Air Force Research Lab Munitions Directorate have developed a system which incorporates the best of these capabilities into a single device. The 'NeuroSeek' device integrates these technologies into an IR focal plane array (FPA) which combines multicolor Midwave IR/Longwave IR radiometric response with on-focal plane 'smart' neuromorphic analog image processing. The readout and processing integrated circuit very large scale integration chip which was developed under this effort will be hybridized to a dual color detector array to produce the NeuroSeek FPA, which will have the capability to fuse multiple pixel-based sensor inputs directly on the focal plane. Great advantages are afforded by application of massively parallel processing algorithms to image data in the analog domain; the high speed and low power consumption of this device mimic operations performed in the human retina.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 September 1998
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 3360, Infrared Readout Electronics IV, (14 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.321759
Show Author Affiliations
Paul L. McCarley, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Mark A. Massie, Pacific Advanced Technology (United States)
Christopher R. Baxter, Pacific Advanced Technology (United States)
Buu L. Huynh, Pacific Advanced Technology (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3360:
Infrared Readout Electronics IV
Bedabrata Pain; Terrence S. Lomheim, Editor(s)

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