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Low-Cost Microsensors Program
Author(s): John Steven Anderson; Daryl Bradley; Richard Chin; William A. Radford; Adam Kennedy; Daniel F. Murphy; Michael Ray; Richard Wyles; James C. Brown; Gwendolyn W. Newsome
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Paper Abstract

The objectives of the Low Cost Microsensors Program are twofold. The first is to develop and deliver a long-range infrared (IR) sensor built upon an uncooled vanadium oxide (VOx) 640 X 480 format focal plane array (FPA) engine. The second is to develop an expendable microsensor built upon a VOx 160 X 120 format FPA engine. The 640 X 480 sensor is applicable to long-range surveillance and targeting missions and is a reusable asset. The 160 X 120 sensor is designed for applications where miniaturization is required as well as low cost and low power. The 160 X 120 is also intended for expendable military applications. The intent of this DUS&T effort is to further reduce the cost, weight, and power of uncooled IR sensors, and to increase the capability of these sensors, thereby expanding their applicability to military and commercial markets never before addressed by thermal imaging.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 July 2000
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4040, Unattended Ground Sensor Technologies and Applications II, (21 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.392562
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John Steven Anderson, Raytheon Co. (United States)
Daryl Bradley, Raytheon Co. (United States)
Richard Chin, Raytheon Co. (United States)
William A. Radford, Raytheon Infrared Ctr. of Excellence (United States)
Adam Kennedy, Raytheon Infrared Ctr. of Excellence (United States)
Daniel F. Murphy, Raytheon Infrared Ctr. of Excellence (United States)
Michael Ray, Raytheon Infrared Ctr. of Excellence (United States)
Richard Wyles, Raytheon Infrared Ctr. of Excellence (United States)
James C. Brown, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)
Gwendolyn W. Newsome, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4040:
Unattended Ground Sensor Technologies and Applications II
Edward M. Carapezza; Todd M. Hintz, Editor(s)

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