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Influence of IR sensor technology on the military and civil defense
Author(s): Latika Becker
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Paper Abstract

Advances in basic infrared science and developments in pertinent technology applications have led to mature designs being incorporated in civil as well as military area defense systems. Military systems include both tactical and strategic, and civil area defense includes homeland security. Technical challenges arise in applying infrared sensor technology to detect and track targets for space and missile defense. Infrared sensors are valuable due to their passive capability, lower mass and power consumption, and their usefulness in all phases of missile defense engagements. Nanotechnology holds significant promise in the near future by offering unique material and physical properties to infrared components. This technology is rapidly developing. This presentation will review the current IR sensor technology, its applications, and future developments that will have an influence in military and civil defense applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 February 2006
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 6127, Quantum Sensing and Nanophotonic Devices III, 61270S (28 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.640529
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Latika Becker, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6127:
Quantum Sensing and Nanophotonic Devices III
Manijeh Razeghi; Gail J. Brown, Editor(s)

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