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Enhanced performance PIR security sensors
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the development of an enhanced performance passive infrared (PIR) upgrade for current pyroelectric security sensors. This new microbolometer technology has two significant advantages over current sensors: extended detection range and ability to detect developing fire or equipment failure. It may thus be seen as an IR fire detection device complementing other sensors whilst having an extended range for human detection. The results of measurements for targets of interest will be given for a technology demonstrator. Projected performance is described for a new 16x16 FPA, readout and optics designed specifically for this application.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 April 2008
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6940, Infrared Technology and Applications XXXIV, 694024 (17 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.780399
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Kevin Charles Liddiard, Electro-optic Sensor Design (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6940:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXXIV
Bjørn F. Andresen; Gabor F. Fulop; Paul R. Norton, Editor(s)

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