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The path to affordable and available 640x480 uncooled FPAs
Author(s): Francis P. Pantuso
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Paper Abstract

The cost of high sensitivity, high resolution, (640x480) Uncooled IR (UCIR) sensors is too high for the sensors to widely proliferate. To achieve cost reduction and production capacity goals, improvements are required in the following areas: the Read-out Integrated Circuit (ROIC), the pixel design, the Integrated Circuit Processing of MEMS structures, vacuum package design, batch assembly package processing and automated testing. The improvements result in increased yield at the wafer level, increased yield through packaging, lower labor assembly and testing costs and improved performance. A cost model will be presented to show the interrelationship of the various costs and how the reduction in cost may be achieved.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 May 2005
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 5783, Infrared Technology and Applications XXXI, (31 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.606484
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Francis P. Pantuso, U.S. Army RDECOM CERDEC Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5783:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXXI
Bjorn F. Andresen; Gabor F. Fulop, Editor(s)

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