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Performance improvements in large format resistive array (LFRA) infrared scene projectors (IRSP)
Author(s): Kevin Sparkman; Joe LaVeigne; Jim Oleson; Greg Franks; Steve McHugh; John Lannon; Steve Solomon
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Paper Abstract

Santa Barbara InfraRed (SBIR) is producing high performance 1,024 x 1,024 Large Format Resistive emitter Arrays (LFRA) for use in the next generation of IR Scene Projectors (IRSPs). The demands of testing modern infrared imaging systems require higher temperatures and faster frame rates. New emitter pixel designs, rise time enhancement techniques and a new process for annealing arrays are being applied to continually improve performance. This paper will discuss the advances in pixel design, rise time enhancement techniques and also the process by which arrays are annealed. Test results will be discussed highlighting improvements in rise time, uniformity and reduced numbers of defective pixels.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 April 2008
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6942, Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing XIII, 69420R (11 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.793171
Show Author Affiliations
Kevin Sparkman, Santa Barbara Infrared, Inc. (United States)
Joe LaVeigne, Santa Barbara Infrared, Inc. (United States)
Jim Oleson, Santa Barbara Infrared, Inc. (United States)
Greg Franks, Santa Barbara Infrared, Inc. (United States)
Steve McHugh, Santa Barbara Infrared, Inc. (United States)
John Lannon, RTI International (United States)
Steve Solomon, Acumen Scientific (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6942:
Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing XIII
Robert Lee Murrer, Editor(s)

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