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Dynamic infrared scene projectors based upon the DMD
Author(s): D. Brett Beasley; Matt Bender; Jay Crosby; Tim Messer
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Paper Abstract

The Micromirror Array Projector System (MAPS) is an advanced dynamic scene projector system developed by Optical Sciences Corporation (OSC) for Hardware-In-the-Loop (HWIL) simulation and sensor test applications. The MAPS is based upon the Texas Instruments Digital Micromirror Device (DMD) which has been modified to project high resolution, realistic imagery suitable for testing sensors and seekers operating in the UV, visible, NIR, and IR wavebands. Since the introduction of the first MAPS in 2001, OSC has continued to improve the technology and develop systems for new projection and Electro-Optical (E-O) test applications. This paper reviews the basic MAPS design and performance capabilities. We also present example projectors and E-O test sets designed and fabricated by OSC in the last 7 years. Finally, current research efforts and new applications of the MAPS technology are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 February 2009
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7210, Emerging Digital Micromirror Device Based Systems and Applications, 72100I (14 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.808329
Show Author Affiliations
D. Brett Beasley, Optical Sciences Corp. (United States)
Matt Bender, Optical Sciences Corp. (United States)
Jay Crosby, Optical Sciences Corp. (United States)
Tim Messer, Optical Sciences Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7210:
Emerging Digital Micromirror Device Based Systems and Applications
Larry J. Hornbeck; Michael R. Douglass, Editor(s)

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