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MIRAGE: developments in IRSP systems, RIIC design, emitter fabrication, and performance
Author(s): Paul Bryant; Jim Oleson; Jay James; Steve McHugh; John Lannon; David Vellenga; Scott Goodwin; Alan Huffman; Steve Solomon; George C. Goldsmith
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Paper Abstract

SBIR's family of MIRAGE infrared scene projection systems is undergoing significant growth and expansion. The first two lots of production IR emitters have completed fabrication at Microelectronics Center of North Carolina/Research and Development Institute (MCNC-RDI), and the next round(s) of emitter production has begun. These latest emitter arrays support programs such as Large Format Resistive Array (LFRA), Optimized Array for Space-based Infrared Simulation (OASIS), MIRAGE 1.5, and MIRAGE II. We present the latest performance data on emitters fabricated at MCNC-RDI, plus integrated system performance on recently completed IRSP systems. Teamed with FLIR Systems/Indigo Operations, SBIR and the Tri-Services IRSP Working Group have completed development of the CMOS Read-In Integrated Circuit (RIIC) portion of the Wide Format Resistive Array (WFRA) program-to extend LFRA performance to a 768 x 1536 "wide screen" projection configuration. WFRA RIIC architecture and performance is presented. Finally, we summarize development of the LFRA Digital Emitter Engine (DEE) and OASIS cryogenic package assemblies, the next-generation Command & Control Electronics (C&CE).

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 May 2005
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 5785, Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing X, (20 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.603972
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)
Steve McHugh, Santa Barbara Infrared, Inc. (United States)
John Lannon, MCNC Research and Development Institute (United States)
David Vellenga, MCNC Research and Development Institute (United States)
Scott Goodwin, MCNC Research and Development Institute (United States)
Alan Huffman, MCNC Research and Development Institute (United States)
Steve Solomon, Acumen Scientific (United States)
George C. Goldsmith, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5785:
Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing X
Robert Lee Murrer, Editor(s)

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