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Ultrahigh-temperature emitter pixel development for scene projectors
Author(s): Kevin Sparkman; Joe LaVeigne; Steve McHugh; John Lannon; Scott Goodwin
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Paper Abstract

To meet the needs of high fidelity infrared sensors, under the Ultra High Temperature (UHT) development program, Santa Barbara Infrared Inc. (SBIR) has developed new infrared emitter materials capable of achieving extremely high temperatures. The current state of the art arrays based on the MIRAGE-XL generation of scene projectors is capable of producing imagery with mid-wave infrared (MWIR) apparent temperatures up to 700K with response times of 5 ms. The Test Resource Management Center (TRMC) Test and Evaluation/Science and Technology (TandE/SandT) Program through the U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentations (PEO STRI) has contracted with SBIR and its partners to develop a new resistive array based on these new materials, using a high current Read-In Integrated Circuit (RIIC) capable of achieving higher temperatures as well as faster frame rates. The status of that development will be detailed within this paper, including performance data from prototype pixels.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 June 2014
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9071, Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XXV, 90711H (9 June 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2054359
Show Author Affiliations
Kevin Sparkman, Santa Barbara Infrared, Inc. (United States)
Joe LaVeigne, Santa Barbara Infrared, Inc. (United States)
Steve McHugh, Santa Barbara Infrared, Inc. (United States)
John Lannon, RTI International (United States)
Scott Goodwin, RTI International (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9071:
Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XXV
Gerald C. Holst; Keith A. Krapels; Gary H. Ballard; James A. Buford Jr.; R. Lee Murrer Jr., Editor(s)

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