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MIRAGE: developments in IRSP system development, RIIC design, emitter fabrication, and performance
Author(s): Paul Bryant; Jim Oleson; Jay James; Brian Lindberg; John Lannon; David Vellenga; Scott Goodwin; Alan Huffman; Casey Pace; Steven L. Solomon
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Paper Abstract

Santa Barbara Infrared's (SBIR) family of MIRAGE infrared scene projection systems is undergoing significant growth and expansion. The first lot of production IR emitters is in fabrication at Microelectronics Center of North Carolina/Research and Development Institute (MCNC-RDI), the state-of-the-art MEMS foundry and R&D center which completed prototype fabrication in early 2003. The latest emitter arrays are being produced in support of programs such as Large Format Resistive Array (LFRA) and MIRAGE 1.5, MIRAGE II, and OASIS. The goal of these new development programs is to increase maximum scene temperature, decrease radiance rise time, support cryogenic operation, and improve operability and yield. After having completed an extremely successful prototype run in 2003, SBIR and MCNC-RDI have implemented a variety of emitter process improvements aimed at maximizing performance and process yield. SBIR has also completed development and integration of the next-generation MIRAGE command and control electronics (C&CE), an upgraded calibration radiometry system (CRS), and has developed test equipment and facilities for use in MIRAGE device wafer probing, test, evaluation, diagnostic, and assembly processes. We present the latest emitter performance data, an overview of emitter foundry processing and packaging improvements, and an update on MIRAGE II, LFRA, and OASIS development programs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 August 2004
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 5408, Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing IX, (4 August 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.542535
Show Author Affiliations
Paul Bryant, Santa Barbara Infrared, Inc. (United States)
Jim Oleson, Santa Barbara Infrared, Inc. (United States)
Jay James, Santa Barbara Infrared, Inc. (United States)
Brian Lindberg, Santa Barbara Infrared, Inc. (United States)
John Lannon, MCNC Research & Development Institute (United States)
David Vellenga, MCNC Research & Development Institute (United States)
Scott Goodwin, MCNC Research & Development Institute (United States)
Alan Huffman, MCNC Research & Development Institute (United States)
Casey Pace, MCNC Research and Development Institute (United States)
Steven L. Solomon, Acumen Consulting (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5408:
Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing IX
Robert Lee Murrer, Editor(s)

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