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Ir Focal Plane Arrays Application And System Design
Author(s): M.Michel Sirieix
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Paper Abstract

Focal plane arrays technologies are now ready for use in infrared equipment such as thermal imagers, surveillance systems, missiles seekers and optoelectronic countermeasures. In this paper we review the differents technologies developped during the next past years and we compare them to define their range of application. These technologies involve to modify the system design to optimise the trade off between caracteristics of the detector and the other parts : optics, cryogeny, optomechanical subassembly, electronic and signal processing. We discuss this impact on other technologies and techniques (eg. Silicon Technology, IR image processing,) to realise the new generation of IR systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 May 1988
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0865, Focal Plane Arrays: Technology and Applications, (3 May 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.943539
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M.Michel Sirieix, Societe anonyme de Telecommunications (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0865:
Focal Plane Arrays: Technology and Applications
Jean-Pierre Chatard, Editor(s)

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