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Expendable infrared sensors
Author(s): William A. Terre; Jeffery D. Frank; Tim Fitzgibbons; Jeffery L. Heath
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Paper Abstract

Infrared sensors have advanced in performance and reduced in price to new and unsurpassed levels. Significant advancements in uncooled technology have recently enabled the notion of an expendable infrared sensor. Further performance and producibility improvements are still required such as the elimination of the thermal electric cooler and shutter, as well as high levels of signal processing integration. Additionally, the economy of scale associated with very large volumes will be realized as specific, enabling price points are achieved. Specific cost objectives and enabling technology requirements are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 December 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4130, Infrared Technology and Applications XXVI, (15 December 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.409866
Show Author Affiliations
William A. Terre, Indigo Systems Corp. (United States)
Jeffery D. Frank, Indigo Systems Corp. (United States)
Tim Fitzgibbons, Indigo Systems Corp. (United States)
Jeffery L. Heath, Indigo Systems Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4130:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXVI
Bjorn F. Andresen; Gabor F. Fulop; Marija Strojnik, Editor(s)

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