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Ambient Temperature Solid State Pyroelectric IR Imaging Arrays
Author(s): N Butler; J McClelland; S Iwasa
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Paper Abstract

The structure, design, and performance limitations of infrared imaging focal plane systems composed of an array of pyroelectric detectors mounted to a solid state multiplexer are discussed. Emphasis is placed on descriptions of systems of this type which are currently under development along with a simplified but accurate theory of operation. The fundamental performance limits of these solid state arrays are now well enough understood to predict that a wide variety of imaging systems with noise equivalent temperature differences of less than 0.2 ° C are feasible. When sys-tems based on these solid state focal plane arrays are commercially available, infrared imaging tech-nology will become widespread and affordable.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 August 1988
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 0930, Infrared Detectors and Arrays, (15 August 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.946635
Show Author Affiliations
N Butler, Honeywell Electro-Optics (United States)
J McClelland, Honeywell Electro-Optics (United States)
S Iwasa, Honeywell Electro-Optics (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0930:
Infrared Detectors and Arrays
Eustace L. Dereniak, Editor(s)

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