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DRS U6000 640x480 VOx uncooled IR focal plane
Author(s): Philip E. Howard; John Elwood Clarke; Adrian C. Ionescu; Chuan C. Li; John C. Stevens
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Paper Abstract

DRS (formerly Boeing) has completed the development and demonstration of a 25-micron pixel size 640x480 VOx microbolometer uncooled IR focal plane product, the U6000. The U6000 incorporates several advanced features to enhance its performance and functional capabilities. A parallel six- bit Smart-Sensor data bus provides external command and data interface capability between the sensor and the focal plane. This includes on chip 6-bit pixel offset correction, detector bias selection and regulation, programmable signal gain, interlaced and non-interlaced output video format selection, signal integration time selection and input referred global offset selection capabilities. The U6000 also includes a high resolution on-chip temperature measurement that is incorporated into the single channel output video during horizontal blanking. This paper describes the U6000's functional capabilities, and provides U6000 functional validation and performance data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 August 2002
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4721, Infrared Detectors and Focal Plane Arrays VII, (5 August 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.478860
Show Author Affiliations
Philip E. Howard, DRS Sensors and Targeting Systems, Inc. (United States)
John Elwood Clarke, DRS Sensors and Targeting Systems, Inc. (United States)
Adrian C. Ionescu, DRS Sensors and Targeting Systems, Inc. (United States)
Chuan C. Li, DRS Sensors and Targeting Systems, Inc. (United States)
John C. Stevens, Rockwell Scientific Co. L.L.C. (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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