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Recent improvements and developments in uncooled systems at BAE SYSTEMS North America
Author(s): Brian S. Backer; Neal R. Butler; Margaret Kohin; Mark N. Gurnee; Jason T. Whitwam; Tom Breen
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Paper Abstract

BAE SYSTEMS has designed and developed MicroIR microbolometer focal plane arrays (FPAs) in three formats (160x120, 320x240, and 640x480) and with two different pixel sizes (46micrometers and 28micrometers ). In addition to successfully demonstrating these FPA technologies, BAE SYSTEMS has produced and delivered thousands of 320x240 (46micrometers pixel) imaging modules and camera cores for military, thermography, firefighting, security and numerous other applications throughout the world. Recently, BAE SYSTEMS has started production deliveries of 160x120 (46micrometers ) systems, demonstrated 320x240 and 640x480 second-generation (28micrometers ) imaging, and demonstrated second-generation thermoelectric cooler-less operation. This paper discusses these recent accomplishments and, when possible, provides quantitative NETD and performance data for our newly developed FPAs and systems. Video will be shown to demonstrate sensor performance capabilities.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 August 2002
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4721, Infrared Detectors and Focal Plane Arrays VII, (5 August 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.478836
Show Author Affiliations
Brian S. Backer, BAE SYSTEMS North America (United States)
Neal R. Butler, BAE SYSTEMS North America (United States)
Margaret Kohin, BAE SYSTEMS North America (United States)
Mark N. Gurnee, BAE SYSTEMS North America (United States)
Jason T. Whitwam, BAE SYSTEMS North America (United States)
Tom Breen, BAE SYSTEMS North America (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4721:
Infrared Detectors and Focal Plane Arrays VII
Eustace L. Dereniak; Robert E. Sampson, Editor(s)

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