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An advanced infrared thermal imaging module for military and commercial applications
Author(s): Kevin Grealish; Tom Kacir; Brian Backer; Peter Norton
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Paper Abstract

The low-cost day and night imaging capability of uncooled infrared imagers significantly enhances the situational awareness capability of an unattended ground sensor. BAE Systems has leveraged its Standard Camera Core 500 product to develop an advanced imager, the MIM500TM, for use in unattended ground sensors and other military applications. Key improvements implemented in the MIM500TM include reduced operating power, pixel synchronization to an external clock, variable frame rate, a ruggedized mechanical design, a new reduced power standby mode, and electronic zoom,. This paper presents an overview of the MIM500TM design, it describes MIM500TM features that enhance the capability of unattended ground sensors, it discusses imaging performance data, and it provides an overview of current MIM500TM applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 May 2005
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5796, Unattended Ground Sensor Technologies and Applications VII, (27 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.606946
Show Author Affiliations
Kevin Grealish, BAE Systems (United States)
Tom Kacir, BAE Systems (United States)
Brian Backer, BAE Systems (United States)
Peter Norton, BAE Systems (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5796:
Unattended Ground Sensor Technologies and Applications VII
Edward M. Carapezza, Editor(s)

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