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Staring infrared focal plane arrays for thermal imaging technology
Author(s): Florina Jitescu; Octavian Novac
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Paper Abstract

Thermal imaging converts the IR radiation of a scene into a live picture of that scene; the thermal image is a pictorial representation of temperature differences. One of the most promising new sensor for thermal imaging is the IR focal plane array. The IR focal plane array consists of a large number of minuscule IR detectors which can resolve targets as little as one tenth of a degree warmer than their surroundings, and offer enormous gains in data throughput per unit time without mechanical scanning. Imaging arrays are the most advanced IR detectors and commonplace in products ranging form hand-held IR cameras for industry and security use, to sophisticated systems for military applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 February 2000
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4068, SIOEL '99: Sixth Symposium on Optoelectronics, (23 February 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.378738
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Florina Jitescu, Military Equipment and Technologies Research Agency (Romania)
Octavian Novac, Military Equipment and Technologies Research Agency (Romania)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4068:
SIOEL '99: Sixth Symposium on Optoelectronics
Teodor Necsoiu; Maria Robu; Dan C. Dumitras, Editor(s)

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