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Introduction of QWIP-based imagers in the Scandinavian armies
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The Swedish Army is currently taking serial deliveries of a QWIP-based thermal imaging sight for anti-tank missiles. Two other applications of QWIP imagers are being evaluated for near time acquisition by the Swedish and Norwegian armies. This paper gives an overview of these programs and their background. Experience has been gained during field trials of these instruments, and highlights advantages and problems of this new technology and their solutions. One example is the low NETD of these imagers, which, while being a great advantage, also presents entirely new problems compared to older technologies. Reasons for the choice of QWIP technology for these programs are discussed. QWIP based thermal imagers are gaining ground in military applications and the Scandinavian countries are the early adopters

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 January 2003
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4820, Infrared Technology and Applications XXVIII, (23 January 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.451964
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Anders G. M. Dahlberg, FLIR Systems Optronics (Sweden)

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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