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Large format VOx microbolometer UFPA development at ITC
Author(s): Kenneth A. Hay
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Paper Abstract

L-3 Communications InfraredVision Technology Corporation (ITC) has developed a high performance (25μm) 640x480 microbolometer Uncooled Focal Plane Array (UFPA). ITC offers this high-performance VOx microbolometer-based detector (ITC-2000) to camera manufacturers requiring a state-of-the-art uncooled infrared detector. The ITC-2000 has ten bits of on-chip NonUniformity Correction (NUC) to extend both dynamic range and sensitivity. A serial interface allows programmable gain and global offset to tailor output to the application. The sensor is capable of frame rates up to 30 Hz, non-interlaced. The output is differential to reject common-mode noise. Two temperature sensors are available on chip for monitoring temperature drift. A thermal electric stabilizer is provided in the detector package, if the camera manufacturer requires temperature stabilization. The lightweight package provides a mounting bracket capable of precision alignment to the focal plane array. The addition of the ITC-2000 large-format detector complements ITC's existing ITC-1000 series detector module that addresses both imaging and radiometric commercial-camera applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 September 2006
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6295, Infrared Detectors and Focal Plane Arrays VIII, 629505 (7 September 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.685466
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Kenneth A. Hay, L-3 Communications InfraredVision Technology Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6295:
Infrared Detectors and Focal Plane Arrays VIII
Eustace L. Dereniak; Robert E. Sampson, Editor(s)

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