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Uncooled VOx thermal imaging systems at BAE Systems
Author(s): Richard Blackwell; Daniel Lacroix; Tuyet Bach; Jonathan Ishii; Sandra Hyland; Jeannie Geneczko; Sherman Chan; Balwinder Sujlana; Mike Joswick
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Paper Abstract

BAE Systems has advanced its 17 μm pitch LWIR 640 x 480 microbolometer technology with improvements in pixel performance and introduction of a new 17 μm pitch ROIC. We have fabricated, characterized, and demonstrated high-yielding 17 μm pitch FPAs using our new ROIC, and have successfully demonstrated them at the system level. This new technology builds on our 28 μm FPA production experience and implements our high-performance single-level microbolometer process at 17 μm pitch. We present initial results and imagery. These 17 μm FPAs have exceptional performance and provide the path to next generation microbolometer applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 May 2008
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6940, Infrared Technology and Applications XXXIV, 694021 (15 May 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.783931
Show Author Affiliations
Richard Blackwell, BAE Systems (United States)
Daniel Lacroix, BAE Systems (United States)
Tuyet Bach, BAE Systems (United States)
Jonathan Ishii, BAE Systems (United States)
Sandra Hyland, BAE Systems (United States)
Jeannie Geneczko, BAE Systems (United States)
Sherman Chan, BAE Systems (United States)
Balwinder Sujlana, BAE Systems (United States)
Mike Joswick, BAE Systems (United States)


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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