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High-performance, event-driven, low-cost, and SWaP imaging sensor for hostile fire detection, homeland protection, and border security
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Paper Abstract

The advanced imagers team at JHU APL and ECE has been advocating and developing a new class of sensor systems that address key system level performance bottlenecks but are sufficiently flexible to allow optimization of associated cost and size, weight, and power (SWaP) for different applications and missions. A primary component of this approach is the innovative system-on-chip architecture: Flexible Readout and Integration Sensors (FRIS). This paper reports on the development and testing of a prototype based on the FRIS concept. It will include the architecture, a summary of test results to date relevant to the hostile fire detection challenge. For this application, this prototype demonstrates the potential for this concept to yield the smallest SWaP and lowest cost imaging solution with a low false alarm rate. In addition, a specific solution based on the visible band is proposed. Similar performance and SWaP gains are expected for other wavebands such as SWIR, MWIR, and LWIR and/or other applications like persistent surveillance for critical infrastructure and border control in addition to unattended sensors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 June 2012
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8359, Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security and Homeland Defense XI, 83590Z (21 June 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.919787
Show Author Affiliations
Charbel G. Rizk, The Johns Hopkins Univ. Applied Physics Lab. (United States)
Joseph H. Lin, The Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Stephen W. Kennerly, The Johns Hopkins Univ. Applied Physics Lab. (United States)
Philippe Pouliquen, The Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Arnold C. Goldberg, The Johns Hopkins Univ. Applied Physics Lab. (United States)
Andreas G. Andreou, The Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8359:
Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security and Homeland Defense XI
Edward M. Carapezza, Editor(s)

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