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Commercialization of uncooled infrared technology
Author(s): Peter W. Norton; Margaret Kohin; Mathew Dovidio; Brian S. Backer
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Paper Abstract

BAE Systems is the leading producer of uncooled microbolometer based thermal imaging engines in the world. Initial investments to develop and produce uncooled infrared (IR) technology were primarily driven by military applications, but it was the commercial market with the potential for large product volumes which provided BAE Systems with the business model required for investment in uncooled IR technology. This paper reviews the heritage of BAE Systems technology and current products and is an example of the success of a Dual-Use technology area which DARPA invested in during the 1990s.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 October 2004
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5563, Infrared Systems and Photoelectronic Technology, (21 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.565663
Show Author Affiliations
Peter W. Norton, BAE Systems (United States)
Margaret Kohin, BAE Systems (United States)
Mathew Dovidio, BAE Systems (United States)
Brian S. Backer, BAE Systems (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5563:
Infrared Systems and Photoelectronic Technology
C. Bruce Johnson; Eustace L. Dereniak; Robert E. Sampson, Editor(s)

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