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Large-format 17µm high-end VOx µ-bolometer infrared detector
Author(s): U. Mizrahi; N. Argaman; S. Elkind; A. Giladi; Y. Hirsh; M. Labilov; I. Pivnik; N. Shiloah; M. Singer; A. Tuito; M. Ben-Ezra; I. Shtrichman
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Paper Abstract

Long range sights and targeting systems require a combination of high spatial resolution, low temporal NETD, and wide field of view. For practical electro-optical systems it is hard to support these constraints simultaneously. Moreover, achieving these needs with the relatively low-cost Uncooled μ-Bolometer technology is a major challenge in the design and implementation of both the bolometer pixel and the Readout Integrated Circuit (ROIC). In this work we present measured results from a new, large format (1024×768) detector array, with 17μm pitch. This detector meets the demands of a typical armored vehicle sight with its high resolution and large format, together with low NETD of better than 35mK (at F/1, 30Hz). We estimate a Recognition Range for a NATO target of better than 4 km at all relevant atmospheric conditions, which is better than standard 2nd generation scanning array cooled detector. A new design of the detector package enables improved stability of the Non-Uniformity Correction (NUC) to environmental temperature drifts.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 June 2013
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8704, Infrared Technology and Applications XXXIX, 87041H (11 June 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2015653
Show Author Affiliations
U. Mizrahi, SCD Semiconductor Devices (Israel)
N. Argaman, SCD Semiconductor Devices (Israel)
S. Elkind, SCD Semiconductor Devices (Israel)
A. Giladi, SCD Semiconductor Devices (Israel)
Y. Hirsh, SCD Semiconductor Devices (Israel)
M. Labilov, SCD Semiconductor Devices (Israel)
I. Pivnik, SCD Semiconductor Devices (Israel)
N. Shiloah, SCD Semiconductor Devices (Israel)
M. Singer, SCD Semiconductor Devices (Israel)
A. Tuito, Israeli Ministry of Defense (Israel)
M. Ben-Ezra, Israeli Ministry of Defense (Israel)
I. Shtrichman, SCD Semiconductor Devices (Israel)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8704:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXXIX
Bjørn F. Andresen; Gabor F. Fulop; Charles M. Hanson; Paul R. Norton; Patrick Robert, Editor(s)

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