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1024 x 768 XGA uncooled camera core achieves new levels of performance in a small package
Author(s): C. J. Alicandro; R. W. DeMarco
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Paper Abstract

An uncooled XGA camera core has been developed for multiple thermal imaging applications that require longer detection range and wider fields of view. The design challenge is to maintain high performance while optimizing for size, weight, and power (SWAP). Utilizing a combination of low power electronic designs, proprietary calibration methods, and a new 17μm pitch high performance amorphous silicon (ASi) microbolometer, a rugged multi-purpose SWAP-optimized XGA camera core has been designed. The result is a camera core that has been shown to deliver far better detection range and angle-of-view performance than previous uncooled solutions with frame rates of 30 Hz in XGA mode and 60 Hz in VGA mode.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 May 2011
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8012, Infrared Technology and Applications XXXVII, 80121H (20 May 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.887097
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C. J. Alicandro, Sofradir EC, Inc. (United States)
R. W. DeMarco, Sofradir EC, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8012:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXXVII
Bjørn F. Andresen; Gabor F. Fulop; Paul R. Norton, Editor(s)

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