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Handheld Thermal Imagers Using Signal Processing In The Element (SPRITE) Detectors
Author(s): Irving Bleicher
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Paper Abstract

This paper will review the salient and well known advantages of operating in the 3 to 5 micron band where low cost, lightweight imagers are required. Several representative 3 to 5 micron handheld imagers built by Magnavox will be presented along with their key parameters. As a result of the relative success of these systems, new and more demanding specifications have been prepared for "2nd Generation" thermal imagers. To meet these goals, systems require more detectors on the focal plane. The reasons for choosing a 3 to 5 micron SPRITE detector, rather than either high density hybrid or solid-state pyroelectric arrays will be given. Finally, an overall system design which incorporates an optimized SPRITE architecture, which meets all of the new specifications, will be shown.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 December 1982
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 0344, Infrared Sensor Technology, (28 December 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.933755
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Irving Bleicher, Magnavox Government and Industrial Electronics Company (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0344:
Infrared Sensor Technology
Reinhard D. Ennulat, Editor(s)

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