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Uncooled microbolometer sensors for unattended applications
Author(s): Margaret Kohin; James E. Miller; Arthur R. Leary; Brian S. Backer; William Swift; Peter Aston
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Paper Abstract

BAE SYSTEMS has been developing and producing uncooled microbolometer sensors since 1995. Recently, uncooled sensors have been used on Pointer Unattended Aerial Vehicles and considered for several unattended sensor applications including DARPA Micro-Internetted Unattended Ground Sensors (MIUGS), Army Modular Acoustic Imaging Sensors (MAIS), and Redeployable Unattended Ground Sensors (R-UGS). This paper describes recent breakthrough uncooled sensor performance at BAE SYSTEMS and how this improved performance has been applied to a new Standard Camera Core (SCC) that is ideal for these unattended applications. Video imagery from a BAE SYSTEMS 640x480 imaging camera flown in a Pointer UAV is provided. Recent performance results are also provided.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 September 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5090, Unattended Ground Sensor Technologies and Applications V, (18 September 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.498323
Show Author Affiliations
Margaret Kohin, BAE SYSTEMS (United States)
James E. Miller, U.S. Army Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)
Arthur R. Leary, BAE SYSTEMS (United States)
Brian S. Backer, BAE SYSTEMS (United States)
William Swift, BAE SYSTEMS (United States)
Peter Aston, BAE SYSTEMS (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5090:
Unattended Ground Sensor Technologies and Applications V
Edward M. Carapezza, Editor(s)

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