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Lightweight surveillance FLIR
Author(s): James M. Fawcett
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Paper Abstract

The following describes a lightweight infrared system that is ideal for mounting on light aircraft for surveillance purposes. Use of a platinum silicide staring array detector helps to minimize mechanisms and use of the 3-5 micrometers infrared band enables the infrared optics to consume a smaller volume. Use was made of this combination to create an infrared sensor head that weighs less than 45 pounds and only protrudes 5.5' outside an aircraft skin.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1991
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1498, Tactical Infrared Systems, (1 October 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46812
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James M. Fawcett, Westinghouse Electric Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1498:
Tactical Infrared Systems
Jerry W. Tuttle, Editor(s)

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