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Design and performance of a high-sensitivity high-resolution thermal video system
Author(s): John J. Forsthoefel; J. Brian Toft; Hisaaki Furuichi; Shigeyuki Komatsubara; Akira Sema
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Paper Abstract

A high sensitivity thermal video system has been jointly developed by Cincinnati Electronics Corporation and Nippon Avionics Company, Ltd. (Avio) of Japan, the TVS-8000. The system utilizes an Indium Antimonide staring focal plane array sensor, cooled by a Stirling cryocooler. The sensor/cooler assembly is connected to a separate video processor, display, and electronics assembly. The TVS-8000 product series offers the performance advantages of combining a high sensitivity focal plane array sensor with all of the advanced features and quality of an Avio Thermal Video System (TVS) processor. This unique system offers the user a wide variety of options for real time display, analysis, and recording of thermal scenes. The design, performance, and special features of the TVS-8000 Thermal Video System will be discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 July 1994
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2225, Infrared Detectors and Focal Plane Arrays III, (15 July 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.179721
Show Author Affiliations
John J. Forsthoefel, Cincinnati Electronics Corp. (United States)
J. Brian Toft, Cincinnati Electronics Corp. (United States)
Hisaaki Furuichi, Nippon Avionics Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Shigeyuki Komatsubara, Nippon Avionics Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Akira Sema, Nippon Avionics Co., Ltd. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2225:
Infrared Detectors and Focal Plane Arrays III
Eustace L. Dereniak; Robert E. Sampson, Editor(s)

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