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MIRAGE: large-format emitter arrays 1024 x 1024 and 1024 x 2048
Author(s): Stephen W. McHugh; Richard M. Robinson; Bill Parish; James T. Woolaway
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Paper Abstract

The IR detector array, which is the heart of any imaging system or missile seeker, continues to evolve toward larger size, smaller pixels, and higher sensitivity. Any scene projector that is intended to test one of these advanced devices must keep pace. As IR scene projection evolves to 1024 X 1024 and 1024 X 2048 arrays, both the emitter array and drive electronics must overcome numerous technological challenges. This paper discusses the approach taken to provide the same 200 Hz frame rate, 16-bit accuracy, and high operability already demonstrated with 512 X 512 MIRAGE arrays in a larger format. In addition to current capabilities that are to be preserved in the design of larger devices, scalability of the architecture to allow growth to even larger formats is desired. Other features such as windowing and even higher frame rates are critical for future applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 July 2000
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4027, Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing V, (12 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.391709
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Stephen W. McHugh, Santa Barbara Infrared, Inc. (United States)
Richard M. Robinson, Santa Barbara Infrared, Inc. (United States)
Bill Parish, Indigo Systems, Inc. (United States)
James T. Woolaway, Indigo Systems, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4027:
Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing V
Robert Lee Murrer, Editor(s)

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