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AUTHENTIC: a very low-cost infrared detector and camera system
Author(s): Mike V. Mansi; Martin Brookfield; Stephen G. Porter; Ivan Edwards; Brendon Bold; John Shannon; Paul Lambkin; Alan Mathewson
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Paper Abstract

An Oxide over Titanium metal resistance bolometer technology developed by NMRC (Ireland) has been transferred to the X-FAB UK CMOS foundry at Plymouth, UK. Prototypes of the bolometers have been manufactured in the X-FAB production facility and tests show performance comparable with the NMRC prototypes. The bolometer design has been integrated with a CMOS read-out chip and the first wafers are currently being packaged for evaluation. The development of a low cost thermal imaging camera using the detector is under way. We present an overview of the detector and camera design, together with preliminary results from the detector test programme. The work is partly funded by the European Union IST programme.

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Date Published: 23 January 2003
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4820, Infrared Technology and Applications XXVIII, (23 January 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.451051
Show Author Affiliations
Mike V. Mansi, InfraRed Integrated Systems Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Martin Brookfield, InfraRed Integrated Systems Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Stephen G. Porter, InfraRed Integrated Systems Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Ivan Edwards, InfraRed Integrated Systems Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Brendon Bold, Zarlink Semiconductor (United Kingdom)
John Shannon, Zarlink Semiconductor (United Kingdom)
Paul Lambkin, National Microelectronics Research Ctr. (Ireland)
Alan Mathewson, National Microelectronics Research Ctr. (Ireland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4820:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXVIII
Bjorn F. Andresen; Gabor F. Fulop; Marija Strojnik, Editor(s)

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